Decorated jar

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada III b (?) 3300–2960 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Mesaid, tomb 646

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 12.5 cm (5 7/8 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3957

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ovoid D ware jar with a flat base, rolled everted rim, and big neck.decorated with two registers of wavy lines. In perfect condition, with an incised mark resembling a highly stylized Wedjat eye, below the rim.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesaid tomb 646 [M646/20]. 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.

Findspot Information: From Mesaid, tomb 646.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition