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Squat jar decorated to imitate stone

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Squat, D-ware jar with tubular lug handles, a flat everted rim, rounded base. Decorated with a mottled pattern in imitation of stone. Heavily encrusted.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 4 [M/4/9]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston 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

Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 15.5 x 21.5 cm (6 1/8 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

M/4/9

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels