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Model ovoid jar

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Model jar made of dark granite. The base is rounded/pointed, and the rim is rolled and everted. There are traces of light paint. It is discolored. The surface is rough. There is a chip broken off the rim. Otherwise, it is complete.

Provenance

From Abydos, tomb (no number given). 1903: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1, 2960–2770 B.C.

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Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.6 x 2.8 cm (1 13/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1836

Medium or Technique

Granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels