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Lumpy jar with incising

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Ware type: Nile silt Vessel type: Globular Profile: Ovoid Rim type: Rolled Base: Flat Surface Condition: Nile silt, dark brown, fire-blackened. Vessel Condition: Good, small cracks. Decoration: Vertical incised lines over 60% of body; looks like a nut. Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 840 [M/840/2]. 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 I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 7.5 cm (3 3/8 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5494

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels