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: 8.2 cm; Base diameter: 9.0 cm; Maximum diameter: 12.1 cm; Height: 13.8 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 complete. 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 8522 / 1/4 / BG. 451. 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