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Sherds of a large shouldered jar with pointed base

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4733 E

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (marl clay)

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The Ancient World



Large ovoid shouldered jar with modeled, rolled rim and pointed base. The body of the jar is handmade, but shows signs of turning during finishing. The lower body and pointed base have been shaped by vertical cutting. Both the exterior and interior show a whitish cream-light pink coating which may be the natural surface formed during by the marl clay fabric. In twenty fragments, previously glued, not measured


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