Slender ovoid jar

Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2
2750–2649 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 122


Rim diameter: 8.8 cm, Height: 28 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Slender ovoid jar with rolled, modeled rim and round base: complete. The jar was coil made to the neck; the shoulder and rim of the jar were turned, either on a slow wheel or a similar turning device. The exterior is unslipped, and the exterior surface carefully shaped and smoothed with upward strokes. It has a medium length cylindrical neck. Z/122/3 is written in black on the exterior of the vessel. Generally // 11.2965


From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 122/3. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition