D ware jar with wavy lines

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 955

Dimensions

Overall: 14.5 x 12 cm (5 11/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5112

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: D ware
Vessel type: globular jar
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: rolled everted
Base: flat
Surface Condition: ok
Vessel Condition: good; no cracks
Decoration: 2 diagonal registers of 5 wavy lines each
Other: 4 distinct wet incised potmarks near rim - 3 slashes and a dot

Petrie type D21

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 955 [M/955/11]. 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