Wavy handled jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 924

Dimensions

Overall: 17 x 12 cm (6 11/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5124

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: W ware
Vessel type: tall jar
Profile: shoulder
Rim type: rolled, everted; neck is deeply grooved from shaping
Base: flat with a groove
Surface Condition: excellent
Vessel Condition: excellent; 1 small rim chip missing
Decoration: 2 wavy ledge handles
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 924 [M/924/4]. 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