Decorated jar with spirals and wavy lines

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 764

Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 9 cm (4 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-1069b

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: D ware
Vessel type: Tall?
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: flat, everted; eroding
Base: small and flat
Surface Condition: cracked
Vessel Condition: not good
Decoration: 2 big spirals, 3 wavy lines down sides inbetween spirals; 2 tubular lug handles
Other: Similar to Petrie type D31/G

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 764 [M/764]. 1913: 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