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Faded decorated shoulder jar

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Ware type: D ware Vessel type: tall Profile: shoulder Rim type: flat everted Base: small, flat Surface Condition: reddish fabric; white deposits on surface Vessel Condition: body relatively good; decoration gone Decoration: traces of red lines; no discernable motifs or patterns Other: 2 lug...

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Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 764 [M/764/c]. 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.

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: 11 x 6 cm (4 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5119

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels