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Black-topped redware shoulder jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 609

Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 9 cm (4 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.) [approximate]

Accession Number

13-3-1139

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Black-topped redware (B ware)
Vessel type: tall
Profile: shoulder jar
Rim type: plain, slighly flaring
Base: small and flat
Surface Condition: worn
Vessel Condition: 9 pieces; incomplete at rim
Decoration: none
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 609 [M/609/1]. 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