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Sherds from a shouldered jar

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4140 A


Rim diameter: 6 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Jar with rolled, everted rim and flat base: incomplete, composed of 15 sherds which are not reassembled. The rim and part of the shoulder are joined; the rest is stored in sherd bags. 100% of rim is present while only a small portion of the base remains. The body of the vessel was coil made. From the shoulder up it was made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The surface is unslipped. // either Reisner type B-XVIII or B-LIX.


From Giza, G 4140 A. 1913: 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