Small squat jar with lug handles and spiral decoration

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Tomb 102

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.7 x 8.1 cm (2 1/4 x 3 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.326

Medium or Technique

Pottery: Marl clay ware

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Buff ware jar of marly clay, with scroll decoration painted in red; pierced, horizontal handles modeled on shoulders; good condition.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 102, no. 10 [M/102/10]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition