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Crude jar with lug handle

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Ware type: R ware Vessel type: squat Profile: ovoid Rim type: plain Base: rounded Surface Condition: burnt; coarse fabric Vessel Condition: missing large section of rim; condition not great Decoration: single lug handle remains; sort of ear shaped- pinched up from clay rather than...

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From Mesaid tomb 959 [M/959]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Object previously incorrectly identified as [M/671/a] through photo B1962 (line drawing of). Tomb 671 has no tomb card or grave photo, nor is it listed in the object register. Matches sketch on tomb card for M959.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic, 3850–2960 B.C.


Mesaid, Egypt


Overall: 11 x 9 cm (4 5/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World