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Tall ovoid jar (Storage jar)

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Small ovoid storage jar with cylindrical neck and pointed base: complete. The rim and portions of the neck and shoulder are obscured with mud which was used as to close the vessel, so it is impossible to ascertain the rim type. The body of the vessel was handmade, likely through coiling; the...

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From Giza, G2330A. 1912: 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 5, 2575–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 9.6 cm; Height: 31 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World