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Ovoid jar decorated with imitation stone pattern in red

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Ware type: D ware Vessel type: globular Profile: ovoid Rim type: flat everted Base: flat Surface Condition: not good; cracked and chipping Vessel Condition: not good; large hole in side Decoration: all over fish scales or net pattern Other: 2 tubular lug handles

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 903 [M/903/a]. 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: 12.5 x 9.5 cm (4 15/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5318

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels