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Miniature squat neckless shouldered jar

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4340 A, debris in shaft


Rim diameter: 3.5 cm; Base diameter: 3.2 cm; Height: 5.1 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

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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. The jar is unslipped and the exterior weathered. The form is very similar to other miniature neckless shouldered jars like 13-12-22c.1, but less restricted around base and generally shorter.


From Giza, G 4340A debris in shaft. G 14, Pot 9. 1913: 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