User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Combed ware jar

Fragments of a tall, slender, two handled jar of hard-baked clay. The neck is slightly misshapen. On either side, about 12 cm. below the top, are two stirrup handles set vertically. The exterior is coated with a creamy wash and scored horizontally with a series of rings made during manufacture...

Show Full Description

Provenance

From Giza mastaba G4340A. Excavated by the Harvard-MFA Expedition (field no. 13-10-29) October 21, 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 x diameter: 37.5 x 18 cm (14 3/4 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5593

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels