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Small neckless shouldered jar

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Small (reduced-size) neckless shouldered jar with collared rim and flat base: complete. The entire vessel is wheelmade and bears no trace of a slip. The bottom half of the jar was cut into shape after being thrown on the wheel. Resembles depictions of the nmst jar. // 20.1908.


From Giza, G 1201 . 19?: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 7 cm; Base diameter: 6.9 cm; Maximum diameter: 10.7 cm; Height: 12.2 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World