Neckless shouldered jar

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Userkaf
2465–2458 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Nensedjerkai, G 4631 B Chamb. G 14 Pot 4


Rim diameter: 13.5 cm; Base diameter: approx. 9.5 cm; Height: approx. 21.3 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Globular neckless shouldered jar with collared rim and flat base: complete. The entire vessel was manufactured using the wheel and the exterior red slipped and burnished. The red slip appears to have been applied off of the wheel with irregular strokes. Similar in form to the miniature versions, such as 13-12-22c.1. // 20.1884


From Giza, Tomb of Nensedjerkai, G 4631B Chamber. G 14 Pot 4: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition