Combed ware oil jar

Near Eastern
2323–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2387 A (=G 2385 A)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 50 x 52 cm (19 11/16 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

37.2723

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

“Special ware” oil jar with formerly two (now only one) vertical stirrup handle(s) flat base and external rim. Light red ware, partly covered with thin coat of plaster. Neck and mouth formerly covered completely with thick plaster layer which is now partly missing. Body wet-smoothed and showing impressed or incised horizontal lines all around. Broken, mended and partly restored in plaster.
Syrian import

Provenance

From Giza, G 2387 A, chamber. / Exp.Ph. C 13647. 1935: 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