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Squat jar with lug handles

Gray marble; very heavy; two small handles; mended on lip. Fine example.

Provenance

Said to be from Sheikh Ali (Abadiya). 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe for £15. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, , Naqada II–Dynasty 2, 2750–2649 B.C., or earlier

Accession Number

03.1515

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels