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Bes jar

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 22.4 x 12.3 cm (8 13/16 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.724

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Light, pinkish-white clay; rough surface; upper rim missing; three small projections on shoulder; jar appears to say “86.721”

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription