Two-handled oil jar

Near Eastern, Syrian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4–5
2575–2323 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 4620 A; Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Overall: 26 x 28 cm (10 1/4 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

20.1914

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ovoid jar with short neck, rolled everted rim, flat base, and two vertical stirrup handles. Hard brownware with orange-yellow polished slip. Irregularly combed horizontally around body. Broken, repaired, and restored in plaster.
Syrian import

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 4620 A. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition