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Squat jar decorated with spirals

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D ware, Squat type with ovoid profile, rounded base and a flat everted rim; 2 tubular lug handles; redware, pink surface decorated with spirals in red. Broken and mended; missing one body sherd.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 863 [M/863/b]; Mesa'eed. No object register number. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada II–III 3650–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 6 x 8.5 cm (2 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3945

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels