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Syrian imported combed ware jar

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Combed ware ovoid jar with a flat base, narrow neck, everted rim (rim is repaired and incomplete). Body is complete and in good condition. Two handles flank the body. Surface encrusted with white deposits. Has a pot mark below neck which resembles an arrow shape.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza. 1919: 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. Findspot Information: Giza, G 4630.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Ancient Near Eastern, Syrian, 2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 35 x 25 cm (13 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.1456

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels