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D ware squat jar with spiral decoration

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D ware ovoid squat jar; buff with red decoration of sprials and a couple wavy lines all over body; round base; flattened everted rim decorated with wavy lines; two lug handles; body cracked and surface heavily encrusted with white deposit which obscures much of the decoration. Small hole near base.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 46 [M/46/10]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-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

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 16 x 19 cm (6 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

M/46/10

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels