Decorated jar

Egyptian
Predynastic Period, Naqada I–II
3850–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid

Dimensions

Overall: 13.5 x 18.5 cm (5 5/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

Eg.Inv.12002

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: D ware
Body type: Ovoid jar
Profile: squat
Rim type: flat everted rim, 1 rim fragment broken off
Base: rounded
Surface Condition: small hole at base,
Decoration: “Fish scale” pattern probably all over, but worn so that only the upper shoulder retains paint.
Tubular lug handles

Provenance

From Mesaid. 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