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Shouldered jar

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7810 A chamber


Rim diameter: 8.5 cm; Maximum diameter: 11.5 cm; Height: 19 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

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The Ancient World



Shouldered jar with direct, everted rim and pointed base: largely complete, though approximately 25% of the rim is chipped off. The body is handmade, perhaps through coiling, while the neck and rim were made on a slow wheel or similar turning device. The jar was smoothed with upward vertical strokes, leaving slightly messy marks, and is unslipped. Half of the exterior is eroded.


From Giza, G 7810A chamber. 1936: 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