Decorated shoulder jar

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


Findspot: Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 658

Dimensions

Overall: 11 x 12 cm (4 5/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5179

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: D ware
Vessel type: squat
Profile: shoulder
Rim type: rolled everted
Base: flat
Surface Condition: good
Vessel Condition: very good
Decoration: unusual abstract curving lines (vines?) all over body; one motif could be a crudely rendered boat?
 Other:

Provenance

From Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 658/1. 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