Spiral pattern jar

Egyptian
Predynastic Period, Naqada II to Dynasty 1
2960–2770 B.C., or earlier


Object Place: Egypt, Mesaid, tomb 645

Dimensions

Height: 12.4 cm (4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3929

Medium or Technique

Pottery (marl)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ovoid D ware jar with tubular lug handles, red surface, decorated with spirals on the body and wavy lines on the lug handles. Parts of the body are fire-blackened.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 645 [M/645/1]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Findspot Information: From Mesaid, tomb 645. [M/645/1]

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition