Squat jar with lug handles

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 549/1

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 19 cm (5 7/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.3926

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Out on Loan

On display at Harvard Art Museums, November 18, 2015 – November 19, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

D Ware. Squat, ovoid jar of pale marl clay with two tubular lug handles; round base; flat, everted rim with two chips; cream surface decorated with spirals and wavy lines in brownish paint, cross hatched pattern on rim. Very good condition.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 549 [M/549/1]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; awarded to the MFA by the government of Egypt, December 4, 1913.
(Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition