Olive colored shoulder jar decorated with brush strokes

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada III, 3300–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 928

Dimensions

Overall: 16.5 x 14 cm (6 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.5425

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: D ware
Vessel type: globular
Profile: shoulder jar
Rim type: rolled everted
Base: flat
Surface Condition: olive colored; good
Vessel Condition: good, part of rim missing
Decoration: 7 groups of three red-brown brush strokes all over the body
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 928 [M/928]. 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