Tall shouldered jar
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 229, Number 3
Height x diameter: 8.3 x 5.6 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster) stone
Not On View
The alabaster is fine-grained. It is red-veined. There are horizontal narrow bands of opaque white. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. The handles are modeled on the shoulders. It was drilled with a borer. The rim has a couple of very small chips. It is complete.
From Mesaid tomb 229 [M/229/3] (Mesa'eed)
1910: 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