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Tell el-Yahudiya juglet

Nubian/Egyptian/Canaanite
Second Intermediate Period
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Quft, area G

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9.3 x 7.0 cm (3 11/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

47.1665

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a polished blackware juglet; mainly the body remains with a fragment missing from one side. Its shape is that of a conical Tell el-Yahudiya type, a Canaanite form that was both imported and copied in Egypt. It has a small disc base (chipped) with a concave bottom. A small part of a loop handle survives on the upper body. The majority of the neck and the entirety of the rim are missing. The body is decorated with vertical losenge-shaped fields of punctated, white-filled dotted lines, opposed in slanting rows forming nested “v”-patterns.

Provenance

From Quft, area G. 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Brought from Harvard Camp in 1947.

(Accession Date: June 1, 1923)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition