Jar with boat scenes

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 102

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 10.5 x 8.4 cm (4 1/8 x 3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.308

Medium or Technique

Pottery: Marl clay ware

On View

Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

D-ware jar of reddish-yellow marl clay; designs of boats, trees, etc., painted in red; pierced horizontal lug handles on shoulder.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 102, no. 9 [M/102/9]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition