Ovoid squat jar with lug handles and painted spirals
Predynastic Period, Naqada II
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 58, Number 3, M/58/3
Height x diameter: 16.8 x 23.5 cm (6 5/8 x 9 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic (marl clay)
Out on Loan
On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition