Shoulder jar decorated wtih wavy lines

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 880

Dimensions

Overall: 18 x 14 cm (7 1/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.5301

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: D ware
Vessel type: tall jar
Profile: shoulder
Rim type: extremely eroded
Base: flat
Surface Condition: very worn and cracking
Vessel Condition: poor but complete; hole in one side
Decoration: 6 vertical registers of horizontal wavy lines
Other: Tubular lug handles

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 880, no. 1. [M/880/1]. 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