Shoulder jar with handle

Near Eastern
2575–2465 B.C.

Object Place: Egypt; Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4340 A debris in shaft


Height x diameter: 31 x 17 cm (12 3/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique


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The Ancient World



Tall shoulder jar with pointed base and small, elongated neck. Redware with thick yellowish-white slip. Heavily restored; rim missing. Raised band of decoration (rope-pattern) below neck. One stirrup handle, broken off above shoulder.
Syrian import
Stirrup handle is broken off of object, repaired from two fragments. One end of the handle has two holes bored into the margin, possibly from sampling for petrographic analysis conducted by Rafi Greenberg and Karen Sowada 7/01.


From Giza, G 4340 A debris in shaft. G 14 Pot 9. 1913: 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