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Combed ware oil jar

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"Special Ware" oil jar with two vertical stirrup handles, flat base and rolled, everted rim; light red ware, partly covered with thin coat of plaster; incised with horizontal lines; impressed rope pattern around neck; plastic pot mark on shoulder above one handle. Repaired and partly restored in...

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Provenance

From Giza, G 5020 Annex. (Exp.Ph. B 8594 (left)). 1935: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, August, 1935; 1937: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Near Eastern, Syro-Palestinian (?), Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4–6, 2575–2150 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

height x width (across handles): 46.7 x 36.1 cm (18 3/8 x 14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.2725

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels