Tall ovoid footed jar

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1471

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The surface is rough. There are two small handles. The rim is rolled and everted. The jar sits unevenly. There is a chip in the body. It is complete.

Provenance

Said to be from Sheikh Ali (Abadiya). 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe for 10 shillings. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accessioned on: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund