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Marl shoulder jar with lug handles

Ware type: S ware or D ware Vessel type: globular jar Profile: shoulder Rim type: flat, everted Base: flat Surface Condition: mostly covered with white deposits Vessel Condition: good but rim chipped Decoration: no trace, but is the kind of vessel that is potentially decorated Other: 2 tubular...

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Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 916 [M/916/2]. 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

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

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 8.5 cm (4 1/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5408

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels