Ovoid jar (Storage jar)

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2575–2323 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2330 A


Maximum diameter: 17.5 cm; Height: 32 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl Clay?)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Complete ovoid jar. The exterior of the jar bears patches of mud covering; some remnants of possible mud stopper visible at neck. Otherwise, the jar exhibits no surface treatment. The vessel was coil made, with a pointed base, and hand turned from the shoulder up. The bottom exterior half was scraped upwards into its pointed shape. The neck is well defined and tubular, ending in a rolled rim. // Reisner type A-IIb, GPMP type AB2.


From Giza, G2330A. 1912: 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