Squat jar with spiral designs

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 547

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 9 cm (2 9/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3944

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

D ware jar: Squat type, ovoid profile, round base, flat everted rim; cream surface decorated with spirals and wavy lines in red; with tubular lug handles.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 547 [M/547/1]. 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