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Sherds from a large ovoid jar (Storage jar)

Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 5020 annex


Rim diameter: approx. 9 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Thirty sherds from a large ovoid jar with modeled, rolled rim, tubular neck, and pointed base: not reassembled and stored in separate bags. The body of the jar was handmade, perhaps through coiling. The rim and neck were manufactured on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The fabric of the vessel fired black. The exterior has a cream slip which was unevenly and irregularly applied. // 34-4-3, GPMP type AB7.


From Giza, G 5020 annex. 1935: 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