Wavy handled jar

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada II–III, 3650–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 781

Dimensions

Overall: 30 x 19 cm (11 13/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.5364

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: W ware (Wavy handled jar)
Vessel type: tall
Profile: shoulder jar
Rim type: rolled everted
Base: flat
Surface Condition: pink with white deposits
Vessel Condition: very good
Decoration: wavy ledge handles
Other: contents of jar preserved- about half full of a hard mass of dirt with small patches of shiny resinous or vitrified material.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 781 [M/781/3 on tomb card]. 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