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Fragmentary Miniature neckless shouldered jar

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4340 A, debris in shaft


Rim diameter: 4.8 cm; Base diameter: 4.8 cm; Height: 6.5 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

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The Ancient World



Miniature, globular neckless shouldered jar with flat base and collared rim: composed of three reconstructed sherds and 80% complete. The entire vessel was manufactured using the wheel, as is common for this class of pottery. Some white reside is visible on the exterior, but this is probably post-depositional. // 13-12-22c.1.


From Giza, G 4340 A, debris in shaft. 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