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Broad-shouldered jug

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Light-red clay; fine texture; small neck; one handle; flat rim near mouth; good condition.

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar), house 63. 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, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp, 332 B.C.–A.D. 337

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 9.7 cm (4 15/16 x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.728

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels