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Sherds from an ovoid or bag-shaped jar

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2120 A, debris of pit


Rim diameter: 10 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (possibly Marl Clay)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Ovoid or bag shaped jar with rolled rim: 5 sherds, not reconstructed, with profile preserved from rim to no lower than the vessel’s midsection. The body of the vessel was made by hand, perhaps through the coiling technique, while the rim was made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior of the jar is white slipped, with small bits of plaster adhering to both the interior and exterior.


From Giza, G 2120 A, debris of pit. 1933: 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