Wavy handled shoulder jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 865

Dimensions

Overall: 19.5 x 12.5 cm (7 11/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5440

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: heavily encrusted with white salt deposits
Vessel Condition: good except one small rim piece missing
Decoration: 2 applied wavy ledge handles
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 865 [M/865/2]. 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