Lumpy jar with incising

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 840

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 7.5 cm (3 3/8 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5494

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Nile silt
Vessel type: Globular
Profile: Ovoid
Rim type: Rolled
Base: Flat
Surface Condition: Nile silt, dark brown, fire-blackened.
Vessel Condition: Good, small cracks.
Decoration: Vertical incised lines over 60% of body; looks like a nut.
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Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 840 [M/840/2]. 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