Squat jar decorated with spirals

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Tomb 72

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 13.2 x 16.5 cm (5 3/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.325

Medium or Technique

Pottery: Marl clay ware

On View

Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Buff ware; spiral design painted in red; handles modeled on shoulders; perfect condition.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 72, no. 11 [M/72/11]. 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