Small neckless shouldered jar

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Snefru to Khufu
2575–2528 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7000 X


Rim diameter: 8 cm; Base diameter: 7.4 cm; Maximum diameter: 12.8 cm; Height: 14.1 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (nile Silt)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Small (reduced-size) neckless shouldered jar with collared rim and flat base: complete, though with several cracks. The entire vessel is wheelmade and bears no trace of a slip. The exterior is eroded at some points and is white splotched. The base of the jar was finished on the wheel. On the whole, resembles depictions of the nmst jar. HH 1281 written in black on the bottom of the jar. // 20.1908.


From Giza, G 7000 X. Exp.Ph. B 8763 2/5 / BG. 451. 1934: 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