Black-topped redware slender ovoid jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 23, Number 21, M/23/21

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 28 x 9.2 cm (11 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.34973

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Slender ovoid black-topped redware jar (B ware). The base is flat and very small. The rim is rolled and everted. There are wheel marks around the interior of the rim. It is a very nice pot. The surface is worn.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 23, no. 21 [M/23/21]. 1910: 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