Ovoid jar with remnants of mud sealing

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, tomb G 4520, b chamber (= published G 4520 A)


Rim diameter: 10.2 cm; Height: 33.5 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (possible Marl clay)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Tall ovoid jar with rolled, modeled rim and pointed base: complete. A ring of mud - the remains of a mud sealing - largely cover the jar’s tubular neck. The body of the jar is handmade, likely through coiling, and carefully smoothed, leaving traces of upward strokes on the exterior. The neck and rim were manufactured on the slow wheel or similar turning device. // 20.4994, Reisner type A-IIb, GPMP type AB2.


From Giza, tomb G 4520, b chamber (= published G 4520 A). G 14 Pot 13. 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.

(Accession Date: April 1, 1914)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition