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Small ovoid jar with lug handles

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Tomb 47

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.1 x 4.7 cm (2 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.191

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Basalt; good condition except for small piece out of rim; handles modeled on shoulders. From Mesa’eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed), tomb 47, no. 3. [M/47/3]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian Government
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition