Decorated jar with contents

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 917

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 8.5 cm (3 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5431

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: D ware
Vessel type: globular
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: everted
Base: small, flat
Surface Condition: ok; encrusted and slightly cracked
Vessel Condition: one rim chip
Decoration: red spirals all over body
Other: vitrified contents loose inside vessel; solidified in the shape of the bottom of the vessel; tiny bits of gravel are stuck to the main mass which has air pockets on its surface.

Provenance

Mesaid tomb 917 [M/917/2]
1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition