Ovoid squat jar with lug handles and painted spirals

Egyptian
Predynastic Period, Naqada II
3650–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 58, Number 3, M/58/3

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 16.8 x 23.5 cm (6 5/8 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.318

Medium or Technique

Ceramic (marl clay)

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ovoid squat jar with lug handles and painted spirals. The designs are made with brownish paint. It is made of marl clay. The base is rounded, and the rim is flat and everted. The rim is chipped. One of the handles is broken off. It is in good condition.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 58, no. 3 [M/58/3]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; March 2, 1911: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition