Combed ware jar

Near Eastern
2575–2465 B.C.

Object Place: Egypt; Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2140 A, debris of chamber


Height x diameter: 43 x 39 cm (16 15/16 x 15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



“Special ware” oil jar with two vertical stirrup handles, flat base, and external rim; light red ware, partly covered with thin plaster coat; incised with horizontal lines and a few diagonal hatchings; complete except for missing two thirds of rim. Remains of fir or pine resin from inside (analyzed by Mr. Lucas) turned over to Mr. Young in 1950.
Syrian import


From Giza, G 2140 A, debris of chamber. / Exp.Ph. B 9313 / P.T.O. 1932: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition