D ware jar with diagonal wavy lines

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 666

Dimensions

Overall: 18 x 13.5 cm (7 1/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3953

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Buff ware (D ware), cream surface, decorated with two groups of 5 wavy parallel lines in red-brown that go diagonally across the upper shoulder of the jar. Vessel has a flat base, a rolled everted rim (1 large chip missing), a narrow neck, and is very round or ovoid in shape. In very good condtition.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 666 [M/666/2]; from upper 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