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Fragments of spindle jar

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 209/1


Overall: 26.8 x 7.4 cm (10 9/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


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The Ancient World



Slender shoulder jar with elongated neck; flattened, everted rim; slightly concave base with slightly flaring edges; one vertical handle from shoulder to below rim (now missing). Fine red-brownware with red slip and fine black margin. Forty-six total fragments; incomplete. Rim, handle, and most of neck now missing. Broken and mended; broken into fine fragments at a later date. Base fragment marked 11.2917a, although TMS does not reflect an “a” or “b” component and only the fragments of “a” have been located. Found on 8/20/04 on shelf S, section 6, 0A02 Basement South with objects from Giza, Abydos, and El-Kab.


From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 209/1. 1910-11: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: December 7, 1911).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition