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Slender shouldered jar

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The neck and rim are broken. The neck is slightly concave. The base is pointed. The rim is rolled, everted, and slightly flaring. The neck is attached separatly to the body.


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, 2061–1640 B.C.


Height: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Anhydrite (blue marble)


The Ancient World