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Slender shouldered jar

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The base is pointed, and the rim is rolled and everted. The neck is concave. It is broken and mended. The body is chipped. It is complete.


Said to be from Sheikh Ali (Abadiya). 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1510-03.1511) for £3. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accessioned on: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom or Second Intermediate Period, 2061–1550 B.C.


Height: 11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Anhydrite (blue marble)


The Ancient World