User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Lug-handled jar

Start collecting

Buff ground; geometrical design on shoulder painted in red; three small projections on shoulder for suspension; half of vase missing.

Provenance

Mesaid tomb 69 [M/69/1]. 1911: 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. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 16.6 x 19.3 cm (6 9/16 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.317

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels