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Tall footed jar with handles

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Dark, hard, fine-grained basalt; perfect condition; handles drilled out on sides; interior shows the marks of the borer. From Mesa'eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 29 [M/29/1]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government. (Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 21.2 x 11.5 cm (8 3/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.186

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels