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Slender shouldered jar with flaring neck

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Alabaster. Wide mouth; pointed bottom. Perfect.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag, SF 5043, No. 3. Nov. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, First Intermediate Period, about 2100–2069 B.C.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter (rim): 11.8 x 5.2 cm (4 5/8 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.890

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels