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Bes jar

Coarse, light-red clay; bubous-shape; Bes-features crudely placed on one side; upper rim much broken.

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian,

Accession Number

86.742

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels