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Miniature neckless shouldered jar

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4220 A, burial chamber


Rim diameter: 3.0 cm; Base diameter: 3.5 cm; Height: 5.1 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

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The Ancient World



Miniature, globular neckless shouldered jar with flat, string-cut base and collared rim: complete. Rim is not properly collar-shaped, but rather more of a vestigial bump. The entire vessel was manufactured using the wheel, as is common for this class of pottery, and is unslipped. Generally // 13-12-22c.1, 14.1465.2, though cruder than normal.


From Giza, G 4220 A, burial chamber. 1914: 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