Ovoid jar with remnant of seal (Storage jar)

Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 5221 A, chamber


Rim diameter: 8.3 cm; Maximum diameter: 15.4 cm; Height: 29.1 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl clay?)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Ovoid jar with remnants of a mud plaster seal around the neck, with rolled rim and pointed base: complete. The body of the vessel was handmade, likely through coiling; the neck and rim were made on a slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior of the body has been carefully smoothed and finished with vertical strokes. The jar was not slipped. // 12-10-41, Reisner type A-IIb, GPMP type AB2.


From Giza, G 5221 A, chamber. 1914: 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