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Squat jar decorated with spirals

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Buff ware; spiral design painted in red; handles modeled on shoulders; perfect condition.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 72, no. 11 [M/72/11]. 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.

Findspot

Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 13.2 x 16.5 cm (5 3/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.325

Medium or Technique

Pottery: Marl clay ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels