Small decorated jar with boat scenes
Naqada II (Gezean) 3650–3300 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 665
Overall: 11.8 x 9 cm (4 5/8 x 3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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D ware, globular jar decorated in red with boat scene.
Boats have 2 cabins each and are decorated with palm fronds at the rear. One boat has the nome standard of the goddess “Bat” and the other has a standard with what looks like a letter Z, often seen as a potmark on vessels from Mesaid. Z shaped birds fill the area between the boats.
Vessel has 2 tubular lug handles, a tiny flat base, and a rolled everted rim which is also decorated with wavy lines.
Vessel is in good condition with no defects.
From Mesaid Tomb 665. (Mesa'eed), [M/665/5] 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. Tomb card shows the placement of the pot near the skull of the burial.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition