Combed ware jar

Near Eastern
2323–2150 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt; Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7330

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 44 x 42 cm (17 5/16 x 16 9/16 in.) Overall (Legacy dimensions): 50.1 x 10.6 (diameter of base) x 30.8 (width across handles) cm (19 3/4 x 4 3/16 x 12 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

37.1319

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

“Special Ware” oil jar with two vertical stirrup handles, flat base and flattened, everted rim. Light brown to pink ware. Impressed pattern of vertical and horizontal lines from base to top of shoulder; plastic double-winged-shaped mark on one side of body. Broken, mended, and partially restored in plaster.
Syrian import

Provenance

From Giza, G 7330. Exp.Ph.B 8356 (top?) / C 13432 / C 13433. BG. 437. 1934: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition