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Tall ovoid jar with two handles (oil jar)

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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 jar is a...

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Provenance

From Giza G 2381 A (tomb of Impy). 1912: 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: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Rim diameter: approx. 12 cm; Base diameter: approx. 15 cm; Height: 49.5 cm

Accession Number

13.2930

Medium or Technique

Pottery (non-Egyptian clay)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels