Decorated shoulder jar

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


Object Place: Egypt, Mesaid

Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 9.5 cm (5 1/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.2631

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

D ware globular shoulder jar with a small, flat base, and a flat everted rim. Decorated with a row of birds, wavy lines, a palm tree, and a triangular object (fan?). Some of the decoration is worn off. The vessel is complete, and has tubular lug handles.

Provenance

Mesaid
No provenance on accession card, but found stored with Mesaid items.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition