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D ware jar with diagonal wavy lines

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Buff ware (D ware), cream surface, decorated with two groups of 5 wavy parallel lines in red-brown that go diagonally across the upper shoulder of the jar. Vessel has a flat base, a rolled everted rim (1 large chip missing), a narrow neck, and is very round or ovoid in shape. In very good...

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From Mesaid tomb 666 [M/666/2]; from upper layer of 3 burials. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada III 3300–2960 B.C.


Mesaid, Egypt


Overall: 18 x 13.5 cm (7 1/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

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The Ancient World