Decorated jar with contents
Naqada II–III, 3650–2960 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 917
Overall: 9.5 x 8.5 cm (3 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Ware type: D ware
Vessel type: globular
Rim type: everted
Base: small, flat
Surface Condition: ok; encrusted and slightly cracked
Vessel Condition: one rim chip
Decoration: red spirals all over body
Other: vitrified contents loose inside vessel; solidified in the shape of the bottom of the vessel; tiny bits of gravel are stuck to the main mass which has air pockets on its surface.
Mesaid tomb 917 [M/917/2]
1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition