Squat redware jar with lug handles

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–II 3850–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 587

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 12.5 cm (4 1/8 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-1130

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Redware (P ware)
Vessel type: squat
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: plain and flaring
Base: rounded
Surface Condition: red burnished exterior
Vessel Condition: complete; good
Decoration: none; pierced lug handles (not quite tubular)
Other: “29” witten on base in black ink

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 587 [M/587/2]. 1913: 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