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.

Shoulder jar with 4 vertical registers of wavy lines

Start collecting

D ware. Shoulder type, globular proportions, with a flat base, flat everted rim, and pierced ledge handles. Brown color fabric with pinkish surface and 4 vertical panels of wavy lines in red-brown. Wavy lines also decorate the handles and the rim, while straight crossed lines decorate the...

Show Full Description


From Egypt, Mesaid tomb 773 [M/773/1]. 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 II–III 3650–2960 B.C.

Object Place



Overall: 13.5 x 11.5 cm (5 5/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World