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Small slender ovoid jar (Barrel-shaped jar)

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Small (reduced-size) slender ovoid jar with modeled rim and flat, stringcut base; largely complete (reconstructed, missing some sherds from the body). The midsection of the jar is incised with two horizontal lines, forming a band which represents cord decoration. Vessel is wheelmade and...

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From Giza, G 4240 A. 1913: 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: 5.1 cm; Base diameter: 5.5 cm; Height: 15 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World