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Miniature neckless shouldered jar

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Hetepheres I, G 7000 X


Diameter of base: 3.9 cm; Height: 7 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile silt clay)

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The Ancient World



Miniature squat neckless jar with collared rim and flat base: complete. The entire vessel was manufactured using the wheel, as is common for this class of pottery. In addition, the bottom of the base was finished on the wheel. The jar is unslipped. The form is very similar to other miniature neckless shouldered jars like 13-12-22c.1, but less restricted around base and generally shorter and better made. Also // 20.1902.


From Giza, Tomb of Hetepheres I, G 7000 X. 1936: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: August 1, 1937)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition