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Combed ware jar

Fragments of a large two handled jar. Red ware with gray interior with white inclusions. Surface covered with a buff slip and decorated with a combed pattern. Fifty-seven total fragments. Syrian import

Provenance

From Giza mastaba G 4240 A. Excavated by the Harvard-MFA Expedition (field no. 13-11-65) November 1913.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Near Eastern, Early Bronze Age, about 2625–2500 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Object Place

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height if complete: 43.5 cm (17 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5639

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels