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Ovoid jar

Ovoid jar; wheel-turned on top half of body only, lower body is rough. Round base, and rim is angular, everted, and chipped.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag, tomb 231. 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

Egyptian, First Intermediate Period,

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 21 x 16.5 cm (8 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-421a

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels