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Small ovoid jar with lug handles

Basalt; good condition except for small piece out of rim; handles modeled on shoulders. From Mesa'eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed), tomb 47, no. 3. [M/47/3]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian Government (Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Egypt

Object Place for Label

Accession Number

11.191

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels