Ovoid jar decorated with imitation stone pattern in red

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 903

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 9.5 cm (4 15/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5318

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: D ware
Vessel type: globular
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: flat everted
Base: flat
Surface Condition: not good; cracked and chipping
Vessel Condition: not good; large hole in side
Decoration: all over fish scales or net pattern
Other: 2 tubular lug handles

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 903 [M/903/a]. 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