Combed ware jar

Near Eastern
2323–2150 B.C.

Object Place: Egypt; Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7330


Height x diameter: 44 x 42 cm (17 5/16 x 16 9/16 in.) Overall (Legacy dimensions): 50.1 x 10.6 (diameter of base) x 30.8 (width across handles) cm (19 3/4 x 4 3/16 x 12 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



“Special Ware” oil jar with two vertical stirrup handles, flat base and flattened, everted rim. Light brown to pink ware. Impressed pattern of vertical and horizontal lines from base to top of shoulder; plastic double-winged-shaped mark on one side of body. Broken, mended, and partially restored in plaster.
Syrian import


From Giza, G 7330. Exp.Ph.B 8356 (top?) / C 13432 / C 13433. BG. 437. 1934: 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