Ovoid jar with remnants of seal (Storage jar)

Old Kingdom

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 5221 A


Rim diameter: 7.6 cm; Maximum diameter: 15.8 cm; Height: 28.0 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl Clay)

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World



Ovoid jar with remnants of a mud plaster seal coating most of 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 and the body is slightly irregular. // 12-10-41, 14.1744, Reisner type A-IIb, GPMP type AB2.


From Giza G 5221 A. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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