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Decorated shoulder jar

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Ware type: D ware Vessel type: globular Profile: shoulder Rim type: rolled, everted Base: rounded Surface Condition: slightly worn Vessel Condition: very good Decoration: decorated with vertical, wavy brush strokes Other: dry scratched potmark of horned animal (wolf?) on base.

Provenance

From Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 120. No tomb card for this tomb. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA 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.

Findspot

Naga el-Hai (Qena), Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 14 cm (4 15/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.3964

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels