Wavy handled shoulder jar
Naqada III, 3300–2960 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 663
Overall: 24.5 x 10 cm (9 5/8 x 3 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Ware type: W ware
Vessel type: slender jar
Profile: conical- high shoulder
Rim type: rolled everted; constricted neck but still wide mouthed
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
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition