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Squat jar with spiral designs

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D ware jar: Squat type, ovoid profile, round base, flat everted rim; cream surface decorated with spirals and wavy lines in red; with tubular lug handles.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 547 [M/547/1]. 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 3650–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 9 cm (2 9/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3944

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels