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Spiral pattern jar

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Ovoid D ware jar with tubular lug handles, red surface, decorated with spirals on the body and wavy lines on the lug handles. Parts of the body are fire-blackened.


From Mesaid tomb 645 [M/645/1]. 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. Findspot Information: From Mesaid, tomb 645. [M/645/1]

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada II to Dynasty 1, 2960–2770 B.C., or earlier

Object Place

Mesaid, Egypt


Height: 12.4 cm (4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (marl)


The Ancient World