Tall footed jar with handles

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 29

Dimensions

Height x width: 21.2 x 11.5 cm (8 3/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.186

Medium or Technique

Basalt

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Dark, hard, fine-grained basalt; perfect condition; handles drilled out on sides; interior shows the marks of the borer. From Mesa’eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 29 [M/29/1]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition