Squat jar with lug handles

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Tomb 17

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 12.4 x 19.4 cm (4 7/8 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.311

Medium or Technique

Pottery: Marl clay ware

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Light buff body; design painted in purple-brown; handles modeled on shoulders; good condition.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 17, no. 7 [M/17/7]. 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