Faded decorated shoulder jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 764

Dimensions

Overall: 11 x 6 cm (4 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5119

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: D ware
Vessel type: tall
Profile: shoulder
Rim type: flat everted
Base: small, flat
Surface Condition: reddish fabric; white deposits on surface
Vessel Condition: body relatively good; decoration gone
Decoration: traces of red lines; no discernable motifs or patterns
Other: 2 lug handles high on shoulder

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 764 [M/764/c].
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