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Combed ware jar

Near Eastern
Early Bronze Age
about 2625–2500 B.C.

Object Place: Egypt, Giza, G 4340, Easting: 0.000, Northing: 0.000; Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4340


Height x diameter: 37.5 x 18 cm (14 3/4 x 7 1/16 in.)

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The Ancient World



Fragments of a tall, slender, two handled jar of hard-baked clay. The neck is slightly misshapen. On either side, about 12 cm. below the top, are two stirrup handles set vertically. The exterior is coated with a creamy wash and scored horizontally with a series of rings made during manufacture with a blunt instrument, using a wheel. The fabric is red with a gray interior, with small white inclusions. Rim is everted; base flat. Thirty-eight total fragments, nearly complete.
Syrian import


From Giza mastaba G4340A. Excavated by the Harvard-MFA Expedition (field no. 13-10-29) October 21, 1913.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition