Combed ware jar

Near Eastern
Early Bronze Age
about 2625–2500 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Giza, G 4440; Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Height x diameter (complete): 42.6 x 25 cm (16 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5671

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Fragments of a large two handled jar. Red ware with gray interior with white inclusions. Tall shoulder jar with slightly flared, rolled rim and wide, flat base. Surface covered with a buff slip and decorated with a horizontally combed pattern. Two stirrup handles. Thirty-two total fragments, nearly complete.
Syrian import.

Provenance

From Giza mastaba G 4440 A. Excavated by the Harvard-MFA Expedition (field no. 13-11-106) November 26-27, 1913.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition