Squat jar with lug handles

Egyptian
Predynastic Period, , Naqada II–Dynasty 2
2750–2649 B.C., or earlier


Dimensions

Height x diameter (neck): 25 x 18 cm (9 13/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1515

Medium or Technique

Marble

On View

Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Gray marble; very heavy; two small handles; mended on lip. Fine example.

Provenance

Said to be from Sheikh Ali (Abadiya). 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe for £15. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund