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Shoulder jar with palm trees and birds

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D ware; globular shoulder type, flat base, flat everted rim; tubular lug handles; brown ware, pinkish surface decorated with palms, and S shaped birds coming from a box in red; 5 straight lines around rim; some chipping and wear.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 832 [M/832/1] Mesa'eed. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. Does not seem to be an object register number for this object, but is on tomb card.

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: 10.5 x 7.5 cm (4 1/8 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3927

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels