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Squat ovoid jar with handles

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There are two pierced roll handles. The base is rounded, and the rim is flattened and everted. It is broken and mended. It is broken into two fragments. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 982 [M/982]. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3845

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels