Squat jar decorated wtih spirals and wavy lines

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 769

Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 9 cm (2 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3940

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

D ware, squat ovoid shape, with a round base, flaring rim, and 2 tubular lug handles that are decorated with wavy red lines. Body is decorated with red spirals and a few wavy lines. Brown fabric with a cream slip.
Jar is complete but has many cracks and a slightly irregular shape.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 769 [M/769/1].
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