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Wavy handled shoulder jar

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada III, 3300–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 663

Dimensions

Overall: 24.5 x 10 cm (9 5/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5465

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: W ware
Vessel type: slender jar
Profile: conical- high shoulder
Rim type: rolled everted; constricted neck but still wide mouthed
Base: flat
Surface Condition: orangish fabric with cream, green tinted slip
Vessel Condition: incomplete in 2 fragments
Decoration: wavy scalloped border on shoulder formed by pushing up clay with fingers (not applied clay)
Other: Petrie typology W61

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 663 [M/663/3]. 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