Globular shouldered jar

Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 5221 A


Rim diameter: 10.7 cm, Height: approx. 26 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Globular shouldered jar with direct rim and pointed base: complete. The body of the jar was handmade, possibly through coiling, while the shoulder and above was made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior of the lower half of the jar was done relatively hard, leaving several deep horizontal marks. The exterior of the jar is coated in a red slip which continues through the interior of the jar’s neck.


From Giza, G5221A. [Excav. date] December 1914. / G 14 Pot 14. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition