Wavy handled jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 907

Dimensions

Overall: 25.5 x 15 cm (10 1/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5807

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: W ware
Vessel type: tall
Profile: shoulder
Rim type: rolled everted
Base: flat
Surface Condition: cream colored slip
Vessel Condition: good
Decoration: traces of red paint on 1 handle and on one side
Other: applied wavy handles

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 907, no. 1 [M/907/1]. 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