Miniature globular jar with red painted wavy lines (D-ware)

Egyptian
Predynastic
3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Gerf Husein (Gedekol), Cemetery 76, Grave 64

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 4.5 cm (3 15/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.3527

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This miniature globular jar is of the Predynastic Egyptian “D-ware” style. It has a small flat base, folded rim, and two lug handles (one of which is broken). Red painted horizontal wavy lines cover the exterior surface.

Provenance

From Gedekol (ASN 76/64). 1908. Excavated by Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the Egyptian government.

(Accession Date: July 6, 2006)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia