Tall ovoid jar (Storage jar)

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2575–2323 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2330 A


Rim diameter: 9.6 cm; Height: 31 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Small ovoid storage jar with cylindrical neck and pointed base: complete. The rim and portions of the neck and shoulder are obscured with mud which was used as to close the vessel, so it is impossible to ascertain the rim type. The body of the vessel was handmade, likely through coiling; the neck and rim were made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior surface was carefully finished with upward strokes and is unslipped. The interior is filled with mud fragments, probably remnants of a mud lining. Possibly // GPMP type AB2.


From Giza, G2330A. 1912: 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