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Decorated shoulder jar

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Squat, high shoulder D ware; rolled rim, wide mouth, flat base; decorated with 5 groups of wavy lines in red. Surface is heavily worn, but the vessel is stable and whole.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed). M/936. 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 III 3300–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 5 x 10 cm (1 15/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3956

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels