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Sherds from two jars

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4240


Rim diameter of one of the vessels: 9.4 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Three sherds from two jars. One is represented by a sherd of a handmade pointed base with white slipped exterior. The other is represented by two sherds from its rolled rim, making up roughly 50% of the rim. The rim was made on the slow wheel or related turning device; it is white slipped on both the exterior and interior of the sherds.


From Giza, G 4240. 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