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Storage jar with mud stopper

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Rough red ware, broken at lip. Originally intact but now broken off at the rim, with part of the rim remaining.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: 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: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty, 2010–1961 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 39.6 x 22.2 cm (15 9/16 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.16695

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels