Tall ovoid jar with lug handles

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Tomb 47

Dimensions

Height x width: 9.2 x 6 cm (3 5/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.187

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Fine-grained, dark hard, basalt; handles modeled on sides; rim badly nicked and broken, otherwise perfect; interior shows marks of the borer. From Mesa’eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed), tomb 47, no. 2. [M/47/2]. 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