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Fragmentary slender shouldered jar

Old Kingdom (?)
2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2150 A, debris of chamber


Rim diameter: 6.7 cm; Height: 25.4 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl Clay)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Slender shouldered jar with direct rim, flaring neck, and pointed base: in two pieces (base and rim/shoulder). The body of the vessel was handmade while the shoulder and rim were made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The body was trimmed into a pointed shape with upward strokes. Six diagonal lines, radiating out from one point, were incised at the shoulder of the vessel after firing.


From Giza, G 2150 A, debris of chamber. 1933: 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