D ware squat jar with spiral decoration

Egyptian
Predynastic Period, early Naqada II
3650–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, tomb 191

Dimensions

Overall: 17 x 24 cm (6 11/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

M/191/17

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: D ware
Body type: Squat
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: flat everted with cross hatching design
Base: rounded but broken away
Surface Condition:
Decoration: various sizes of spirals all over body, a few vertical wavy lines
Tubular lug handles on shoulder

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 191 [M/191/17]. 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