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Squat jar decorated with spirals and wavy lines

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Ware Type: D Ware Vessel Type: Squat Profile: Ovoid Rim: Flat/eroded Base: Rounded Surface Condition: D Ware, slip white to pink Vessel Condition: Rim area badly eroded Decoration: Painted with spirals and wavy lines. Other: Two tubular lug handles, not in object registrar


From Mesaid tomb 961 [M/961/b]. 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. From Mesaid Tomb 961 [M/961/B].

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place

Mesaid, Egypt


Overall: 8 x 9.5 cm (3 1/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World