Squat ovoid jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 47, Number 31, M/47/31

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 12.5 x 17.2 cm (4 15/16 x 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.34977

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

S ware squat ovoid jar. The base is round and the rim is carinated. It has tubular handles. It is a pale salmon color. It is made of marl clay. It is in excellent condition.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 47, no. 31 [M/47/31]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition