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Combed ware jar

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Combed ware ovoid jar with a flat base, narrow neck, flaring everted rim (chipped). Two handles flanked the body, but one is missing. The vessel is in otherwise good condition. Pot mark near neck resembling a bird or a stylized Wedjat eye.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Giza; G 2350 (G 5290) L ch. / Ex.Ph. B9294 Harvard University - Museum of Fine Arts Expedition. May, 1940. Brought from Harvard Camp in 1947.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Near Eastern, 2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 31 x 22 cm (12 3/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1662

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels