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Limestone; light brown; drilled with borer; handles modeled on shoulders; broken and mended; pieces missing. From Mesa'eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed), tomb 47, no. 1. [M/47/1]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian Government. (Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 5.7 x 4.9 cm (2 1/4 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.183

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels