Wavy handled shoulder jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 47, Number 24, M/47/24

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 26 x 19 cm (10 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.34976

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Buff colored wavy handled shoulder jar. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. The interior surface is flaking. Otherwise it is in very good condition.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 47, no. 24 [M/47/24]. 1910: 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