Shouldered jar

Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2000 B I, chamber


Rim diameter: 9.7 cm, Maximum diameter: 20.8 cm; Height: 36.3 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Shouldered jar with rolled rim, cylindrical neck, and pointed base: complete. The body was handmade, perhaps through coiling, while the rim and neck were thrown on the slow wheel or made on a similar turning device. The exterior of the jar is coated in a red slip. Traces of plaster are scattered around the neck, as are black marks. A bag with mud fragments - probably part of the original stopper - is stored inside the pot. An additional cardboard box filled with mud stopper fragments is stored with the jar and is part of the object


From Giza, G 2000 B I, chamber. 1935: 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