Large ovoid jar (Storage jar)

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Snefru to Khufu
2575–2528 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7000 X


Rim diameter: 10.9 cm; Maximum diameter: approx. 24.1 cm; Height: 35.7 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl Clay)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Large ovoid jar with modeled, rolled rim, tubular neck, and pointed base: reassembled from sherds and further reconstructed. The body of the jar was handmade, perhaps through coiling. The rim and neck were manufactured on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior has a thin cream slip which was unevenly and irregularly applied. // GPMP type AB7. // 34-4-3, though smoothing of the exterior is a bit better in this example.


From Giza, G 7000 X / Exp.Ph. B 8367 (left) / BG. 455. 19?: 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