D ware squat jar with spiral decoration

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 46

Dimensions

Overall: 16 x 19 cm (6 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

M/46/10

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

D ware ovoid squat jar; buff with red decoration of sprials and a couple wavy lines all over body; round base; flattened everted rim decorated with wavy lines; two lug handles; body cracked and surface heavily encrusted with white deposit which obscures much of the decoration. Small hole near base.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 46 [M/46/10]. 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