Neckless shouldered jar

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 5080 C, debris of pit


Overall: 25 x 24 cm (9 13/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Almost-globular neckless shouldered jar with collared rim and flat base: reassembled from sherds and a fair bit reconstructed. 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


Giza, tomb G 5080 C, debris of pit. January, 1933: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1937: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition