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Small neckless shouldered jar

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Snefru to Khufu
2575–2528 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7000 X


Rim diameter: 8.8 cm; Base diameter: 7.8 cm; Maximum diameter: 12.2 cm; Height: 12.3 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Small (reduced-size) neckless shouldered jar with collared rim and flat base: reconstructed from sherds and largely complete, though some holes in the body have been filled in. The entire vessel is wheelmade and bears no trace of a slip. The base of the jar was trimmed on the wheel. On the whole, resembles depictions of the nmst jar. // 20.1908.


From Giza, G 7000 X. Exp.Ph. B 8523 (2nd row center) / BG, 452. 1934: 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