Ovoid jar

Old Kingdom, early Dynasty 4

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 1201:9


Rim diameter: 5.8 cm; Height: 13.2 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World



Ovoid jar with rolled, modeled rim and pointed base: complete. The body of the jar was handmade, likely through coiling, while the neck and rim were made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior of the vessel was coated in a red slip. The bottom portion of the jar bears marks from being scraped and cut into its pointed shape. Roughly parallel to 20.1906, though smaller.


From Giza; G 1201:9 (Wep-m-nofret). / G 14 Pot 10. [Exped. date] 1913-1914. 19?: 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