Tall shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 229, Number 3

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8.3 x 5.6 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.184

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster) stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The alabaster is fine-grained. It is red-veined. There are horizontal narrow bands of opaque white. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. The handles are modeled on the shoulders. It was drilled with a borer. The rim has a couple of very small chips. It is complete.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 229 [M/229/3] (Mesa'eed)
1910: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition