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Decorated shoulder jar

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Ware type: D ware Vessel type: squat Profile: shoulder Rim type: rolled everted Base: flat Surface Condition: good Vessel Condition: very good Decoration: unusual abstract curving lines (vines?) all over body; one motif could be a crudely rendered boat? Other:

Provenance

From Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 658/1. 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–III, 3650–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Naga el-Hai (Qena)

Dimensions

Overall: 11 x 12 cm (4 5/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5179

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels