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Lug handled jar with wavy line decoration

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Egg-shaped (globular, ovoid jar with a flat base and a flat everted rim); tubular lug handles; buff ware, cream surface, decorated with wavy lines in red. The wavy lines are in 3 registers: the top is horizontal lines, the middle is vertical and close together, the bottom is vertical and not...

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Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 903 [M/903/b] 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

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 7 cm (3 9/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3950

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels