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Black-topped redware jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, M/585/1

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 9.5 cm (5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-1128

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: B ware
Vessel type: wide mouthed jar
Profile: shoulder
Rim type: plain
Base: rounded
Surface Condition: some wear
Vessel Condition: complete; slightly chipped rim
Decoration:
Other: “18” written on base

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 585 [M/585/1]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition