B ware jar

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–II, 3850–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb

Dimensions

Overall: 16.5 x 15 cm, 2 kg (6 1/2 x 5 7/8 in., 4.4 lb.) Storage: 8 x 8 x 8 cm (3 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5462

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: B ware
Vessel type: globular jar
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: plain
Base: very small, flattened
Surface Condition: B ware, slightly worn
Vessel Condition: very good
Decoration:
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 590 [M/590/2]. 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