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Short globular shouldered jar

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 1201/4


Rim diameter: 6.5 cm; Base diameter: 3.8 cm; Maximum diameter: 10 cm; Height: 12.5 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Short globular shouldered jar with rolled rim and flat base: missing about 25% of the rim but otherwise complete. The jar was thrown on the wheel. After the vessel was thrown, the exterior of the bottom half of the jar was scraped and cut into the desired shape, hand finished, and covered in a red slip. A white blotch covers about a quarter of the vessel’s shoulder. G/1204/4 is written in black ink on the neck.


From Giza, G 1201/4. 19?: 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