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Decorated cylinder jar

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D ware cylinder beaker with a flat base and a rolled, everted rim. Decorated with a red net design. Heavily encrusted with salt deposits. Vessel in poor condition, with cracks throughout the body. Note: Incorrectly marked 958/4 on base in black ink, but properly in pencil as 958/11.


From Mesaid tomb 958 [M/958/11]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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.

Object Place

Mesaid, Egypt


Overall: 12 x 6 cm (4 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World