Squat jar decorated with spirals

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada II–III 3650–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 863

Dimensions

Overall: 6 x 8.5 cm (2 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3945

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

D ware, Squat type with ovoid profile, rounded base and a flat everted rim; 2 tubular lug handles; redware, pink surface decorated with spirals in red.
Broken and mended; missing one body sherd.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 863 [M/863/b]; Mesa'eed. No object register number.
1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition