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Squat jar decorated with spirals and wavy lines

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D ware, squat ovoid type, flat everted rim, round base, tubular lug handles, cream surface with spirals and wavy lines in red. Missing a rim piece; surface worn, especially on upper half.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 850 [M/850/1]. No object register number found. Mesa'eed 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: 16 x 22 cm (6 5/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3943

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels