Black-topped redware wide mouthed jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 833

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 6 cm (3 9/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5445

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: B ware- Black-topped redware
Vessel type: tall jar
Profile: shoulder
Rim type: plain
Base: tiny and flat
Surface Condition: shiny; vertical burnishing marks
Vessel Condition: jagged rim break and crack
Decoration: none
Other: “32” on base in black ink

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 833 [M/833/c]. 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