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Wavy-handled jar

Large, white-slipped wavy-handled jar. Curved neck, rolled rim, flat base. Rd and black discoloration on body.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 47, no. 21 [M/47/21]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Accession Number

11.34939

Medium or Technique

Pottery: Marl clay

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels