Squat jar decorated with spirals
Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Tomb 72
Height x diameter: 13.2 x 16.5 cm (5 3/16 x 6 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Pottery: Marl clay ware
Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)
Buff ware; spiral design painted in red; handles modeled on shoulders; perfect condition.
From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 72, no. 11 [M/72/11]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition