Ovoid jar decorated with wavy lines

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 665

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 9.5 cm (4 15/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5281

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: D ware
Vessel type: globular
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: flat everted
Base: small and flat
Surface Condition: flaky; decoration nearly gone
Vessel Condition: poor; cracks throughout; fragile
Decoration: horizontal bands of wavy lines
Other: 2 tubular lug handles
Petrie type D10k

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 665 [M/665]. 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