D ware cylinder jar

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada III 3300–2960 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 955

Dimensions

Overall: 23.5 x 11 cm (9 1/4 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3960

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: D ware
Vessel type: beaker
Profile: cylinder
Rim type: rolled
Base: flat
Surface Condition: encrusted, dark “bluish” tint
Vessel Condition: cracked, but complete
Decoration: decorated with net pattern
Other: faint scalloped border at rim

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 955 [M/955/6]. 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