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 oil jar

Start collecting

"Special ware" oil jar with formerly two (now only one) vertical stirrup handle(s) flat base and external rim. Light red ware, partly covered with thin coat of plaster. Neck and mouth formerly covered completely with thick plaster layer which is now partly missing. Body wet-smoothed and showing...

Show Full Description

Provenance

From Giza, G 2387 A, chamber. / Exp.Ph. C 13647. 1935: 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

Near Eastern, 2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 50 x 52 cm (19 11/16 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

37.2723

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels