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Small squat jar with lug handles and spiral decoration

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Buff ware jar of marly clay, with scroll decoration painted in red; pierced, horizontal handles modeled on shoulders; good condition.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 102, no. 10 [M/102/10]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (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

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Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.7 x 8.1 cm (2 1/4 x 3 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.326

Medium or Technique

Pottery: Marl clay ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels