Collared shouldered jar

Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4613 B chamber G 14, pot 4


Rim diameter: 10.5 cm; Base diameter: 2.9 cm; Height: approx. 29 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Slender shouldered jar with collared rim and pointed base, flattened at the very tip: complete. The entire vessel is wheel made; its exterior was covered with a red slip. Chaff and limestone burnout are visible on the surface. This is the “full size” of smaller and miniature versions, such as 13.5600.


From Giza G 4631B, Chamber G 14, Pot 4. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
; excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egyptian Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund to MFA, Boston, ..., 19.. (use accession date here).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition