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Tall shouldered jar

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Tall shouldered jar with rolled rim, slightly funnel-shaped neck, and flat base: missing about ¾ of the neck and rim, though otherwise complete. The vessel is wheel-made. After the vessel was thrown, the exterior of the jar below the shoulder was scraped and cut into the desired shape, leaving...

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From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple 390-I?. 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, 2649–2100 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 8 cm; Base diameter: 6.4 cm; Maximum diameter: 13 cm; Height: 19.2 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World