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Storage jar with handles

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Tall shouldered jar with modeled rolled rim, narrow neck, applied vertical loop handles, and flat base: complete. The jar is wheelmade and the exterior surface is lightly combed horizontally and is red slipped. There are deposits of limestone or gypsum on the exterior as well. The mud seal...

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From Giza, G 2381 A (Tomb of Impy). 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Near Eastern, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II, 2246–2152 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Height x diameter: 49 x 26.5 cm (19 5/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World