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Wavy handled shoulder jar

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Ware type: W ware Vessel type: tall Profile: shoulder Rim type: rolled everted Base: flat Surface Condition: heavily encrusted with white salt deposits Vessel Condition: good except one small rim piece missing Decoration: 2 applied wavy ledge handles Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 865 [M/865/2]. 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 II–III, 3650–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 19.5 x 12.5 cm (7 11/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5440

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels