Wavy ledge handled jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 615

Dimensions

Overall: 30 x 17 cm (11 13/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5127

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: W ware
Vessel type: Tall
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: plain, everted
Base: flat with a small ridge
Surface Condition: orangish pink, hard and smooth.
Vessel Condition: very good- no major crack or chips
Decoration: wavy ledge handles applied to upper part of pot.
Other: potmarks of a cross and a Z shape [Petrie’s 99 on plate XXI of Diospolis Parva]

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 615 [M/615/1]. 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