Tall ovoid stone jar with lug handles

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 10, Number 1, (M/10/1)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7.9 x 5.6 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.189

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It is made of fine-grained black basalt. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It was drilled with a borer. There are small lug handles modeled on the shoulders with holes drilled through. Most of the rim is broken off.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 10 [M/10/1]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt
(Accession date: March 2, 1911).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition