Cylinder jar decorated with net pattern

Egyptian
Predynastic Period, Naqada III, Dynasty 2 (?)
2750–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 666

Dimensions

Overall: 24.5 x 10.5 cm (9 5/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3958

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Cylindrical beaker, pink ware, cream surface; wavy ledge below rim formed by pushing up a scalloped pattern with fingers, net pattern in red. W ware with flat base, rolled rim (2 chips missing), in good condition.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 666. Mesa'eed. [M/666/7] From the lower layer of 3 burials.
1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition