Combed ware oil jar

Near Eastern, Syro-Palestinian (?)
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4–6
2575–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 5020 Annex

Dimensions

height x width (across handles): 46.7 x 36.1 cm (18 3/8 x 14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.2725

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 rolled, everted rim; light red ware, partly covered with thin coat of plaster; incised with horizontal lines; impressed rope pattern around neck; plastic pot mark on shoulder above one handle. Repaired and partly restored in plaster.
Syrian import

Provenance

From Giza, G 5020 Annex. (Exp.Ph. B 8594 (left)). 1935: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, August, 1935; 1937: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition