Black-topped redware jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 685

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 9 cm (4 15/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5816

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: B ware (Black-topped redware)
Vessel type: globular
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: plain; wide mouthed
Base: flat
Surface Condition: slightly worn; vertical burnish
Vessel Condition: 1 rim chip
Decoration: none
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 685 [M/685/1]. 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