Squat jar decorated with spirals and wavy lines

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


Object Place: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 961

Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 9.5 cm (3 1/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3936

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware Type: D Ware
Vessel Type: Squat
Profile: Ovoid
Rim: Flat/eroded
Base: Rounded
Surface Condition: D Ware, slip white to pink
Vessel Condition: Rim area badly eroded
Decoration: Painted with spirals and wavy lines.
Other: Two tubular lug handles, not in object registrar

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 961 [M/961/b]. 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.

From Mesaid Tomb 961 [M/961/B].

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition