Globular jar decorated with 2 palm trees, wavy lines, lug handles

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

13-3-1069c

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: D ware
Vessel type: Globular
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: flat everted
Base: flat
Surface Condition: crumbly and worn
Vessel Condition: poor; fragile with many cracks
Decoration: 2 stylized “palm trees” with S shaped birds, wavy lines, 2 lug handles
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 764 [M/764/5]. 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