D ware jar with "fish scale" pattern

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 164

Dimensions

Overall: 15.5 x 22 cm (6 1/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

M/164/1

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: D ware
Vessel type: squat
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: flat everted
Base: round
Surface Condition: good
Vessel Condition: complete, in good condition
Decoration: fish scale pattern on body and rim
Other: tubular lug handles
Possible residue inside pot.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 164 [M/164/1]. 1910: 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