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Ovoid D ware jar with a flat base, rolled everted rim, and big neck.decorated with two registers of wavy lines. In perfect condition, with an incised mark resembling a highly stylized Wedjat eye, below the rim.


From Egypt, Mesaid tomb 646 [M646/20]. 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. Findspot Information: From Mesaid, tomb 646.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada III b (?) 3300–2960 B.C.

Object Place

Mesaid, Egypt


Overall: 15 x 12.5 cm (5 7/8 x 4 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World