Small shouldered jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4512 A
Rim diameter: 7.4 cm; Maximum diameter: 11.9 cm; Height: 16.4 cm
Medium or Technique
Pottery (Nile Silt)
Not On View
Small shouldered jar with rolled rim and pointed base: complete. Below the shoulder, the body of the jar was handmade. Diagonal smoothing marks are visible on the exterior of this portion of the vessel. The shoulder, neck, and rim were made on a slow wheel or similar turning device. The vessel is unslipped.
From Giza, G4512A. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition