Jar

Near Eastern
2465–2323 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt; Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 52 x 38 cm (20 1/2 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.2724

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

“Special ware” oil jar with two vertical handles and flat base; red ware; partly covered with thin coat of plaster; decorated with incised horizontal lines and impressed diagonal hatchings; foreign cylinder seal impression nearly vertically on shoulder. Repaired and partly restored in 1952.
Syrian import

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Giza, G 2370 B / Exp.Ph. C 13649.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition