Decorated cylinder jar

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


Object Place: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 958

Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 6 cm (4 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3959

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

D ware cylinder beaker with a flat base and a rolled, everted rim. Decorated with a red net design. Heavily encrusted with salt deposits. Vessel in poor condition, with cracks throughout the body.

Note: Incorrectly marked 958/4 on base in black ink, but properly in pencil as 958/11.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 958 [M/958/11]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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