Half of a miniature double jar

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 57

Dimensions

Height: 7.8cm ; Diameter: 6cm; Additional dimension take across widest point: 8.4 cm; rim thickness: 0.6cm

Accession Number

11.304

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Half of a miniature D ware double jar; ovoid shape, flat rim, small flat base; tubular lug handle modeled on shoulder. Light yellow body; boats, trees, etc., painted in red; half of vase broken and missing.
Possible traces of copper on interior? [small green flecks]

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 57 no. 1 [M/57/1]. 1910: 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