D ware spiral pattern squat jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 59

Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 9 cm (2 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

M/59/2

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Squat D ware jar with red painted spiral design on body and lines around rim; flat everted rim - broken; tubular lug handles; round base; heavily encrusted with salt deposits.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 59 [M/59/2]. 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