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Small decorated jar with boat scenes

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D ware, globular jar decorated in red with boat scene. Boats have 2 cabins each and are decorated with palm fronds at the rear. One boat has the nome standard of the goddess "Bat" and the other has a standard with what looks like a letter Z, often seen as a potmark on vessels from Mesaid. Z...

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From Mesaid Tomb 665. (Mesa'eed), [M/665/5] 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. Tomb card shows the placement of the pot near the skull of the burial.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Mesaid, Egypt

Object Place for Label

Mesaid, Egypt


Overall: 11.8 x 9 cm (4 5/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World