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Squat jar fragments

Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 5080 B, debris of chamber

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Ware type: red-brownware
Vessel type: small, carinated jar with narrow neck and flat bottom
Profile: squat
Rim type: missing; narrow neck
Base: missing; flat bottom; we have a HU-MFA photo of the piece with the base.
Surface Condition: thick red slip
Vessel Condition: four total fragments, glue on margins from previous repair
Decoration: none
Other: Currently in four pieces that were once joined with glue. The glue remains on the edges of the fragments.


From Giza, G 5080 B, debris of chamber. 1933: 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