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Sherds from a large ovoid shouldered jar

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4733 E


Rim diameter: 9.7 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (probably Marl clay)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Thirty-five sherds from a jar with rolled rim with interior ledge and pointed base The exterior and interior have a white/light pink surface coating, possibly naturally occuring on marl clay fabric. The body is handmade, likely through coiling; the rim and neck were manufactured on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The lower body and base formed by cutting and trimming vertically. Previously mended now in fragments, largely complete


From Giza, G4733E. 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