Lug handled jar with wavy line decoration

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 903

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 7 cm (3 9/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3950

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Egg-shaped (globular, ovoid jar with a flat base and a flat everted rim); tubular lug handles; buff ware, cream surface, decorated with wavy lines in red.
The wavy lines are in 3 registers: the top is horizontal lines, the middle is vertical and close together, the bottom is vertical and not as close as the middle- also has S shaped birds. The rim is also decorated with a wavy line.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 903 [M/903/b]
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