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Squat jar decorated with spirals

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Ware type: D ware Vessel type: squat Profile: ovoid Rim type: flat everted Base: rounded Surface Condition: a little faded Vessel Condition: 75% complete (entire side missing) Decoration: all over spiral pattern with a few wavy lines Other: 1 tubular lug handle

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 862 [M/862/x. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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: 15.5 x 19 cm (6 1/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

M/862/x

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels