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Marl shoulder jar with lug handles

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 916

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 8.5 cm (4 1/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5408

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: S ware or D ware
Vessel type: globular jar
Profile: shoulder
Rim type: flat, everted
Base: flat
Surface Condition: mostly covered with white deposits
Vessel Condition: good but rim chipped
Decoration: no trace, but is the kind of vessel that is potentially decorated
Other: 2 tubular lug handles

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 916 [M/916/2]. 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