Miniature neckless shouldered jar

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Roman grave [G 7000] SE LXII, debris


Rim diameter: 4 cm; Base diameter: 3.4 cm; Maximum diameter: 5.2 cm; Height: 5.4 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

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The Ancient World



Miniature, squat neckless shouldered jar with collared rim and flat, string-cut base: 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. The jar is unslipped. Generally // 13-12-22c.1, though more crude - as 14.1666.1.


From Giza, Roman grave [G 7000] SE LXII, debris. 1928: 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