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D ware jar

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada II–III, 3650–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, M/958

Dimensions

Overall: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5382

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: D ware
Vessel type: ovoid jar
Profile: globular
Rim type: rolled
Base: missing
Surface Condition: surface heavily encrusted
Vessel Condition: one large fragment of rim, neck and upper body, plus one small body fragment; about 60% complete; vessel misshapen
Decoration: red dash marks painted horizontally around body

Provenance

From Mesaid, M/958. 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