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Small globular ovoid jar

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4–5
2575–2323 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4330 B


Rim diameter: 5.8 cm; Height: 16.5 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Small globular ovoid jar with direct, everted rim and pointed base: complete, with large crack in body. The lower portion of the jar was handmade, likely through coiling. The midsection and above was manufactured on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The jar is unslipped and the exterior is discolored at some points where the pot made contact with another pot during firing. Reisner’s type A-II b. // 27.2038


From Giza; G 4330B. G 14, Pot 13. 1913: 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