Squat jar decorated with spirals

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, M 862

Dimensions

Overall: 15.5 x 19 cm (6 1/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

M/862/x

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: D ware
Vessel type: squat
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: flat everted
Base: rounded
Surface Condition: a little faded
Vessel Condition: 75% complete (entire side missing)
Decoration: all over spiral pattern with a few wavy lines
Other: 1 tubular lug handle

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 862 [M/862/x. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition