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Redware slender shoulder jar

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Redware slender shoulder jar. It has a haematite wash. The rim is carinated, and the base is flat. It is well modeled and hand made. It is incrusted with white. It is in good condition.

Provenance

From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 101. 1910-11: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: December 7, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2, 2750–2649 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 25 x 13.5 cm (9 13/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2904

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels