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Squat jar with spatter decoration

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Light buff ware; spatter decoration in red; handles modeled on shoulder; good conditions.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 72, no. 1 [M/72/1]. 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

Legacy dimension: .166 H. .208 D.

Accession Number

11.310

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels