Black-topped redware jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 614

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 12.5 cm (5 1/2 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-991

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: B Ware Black-topped redware
Vessel type: globular
Profile: shoulder
Rim type: plain inverted; no neck
Base: rounded
Surface Condition: very worn
Vessel Condition: small chips in rim; complete but not in very good condition
Decoration:
Other: object is labelled ‘M/644/1’, but is not on the tomb card. ‘13’ written on the base of the object.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 614 [M/614/1 on object but not on tomb card].
1911: 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