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Buff ware jar

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada II–III, 3650–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 663

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 9 cm (4 1/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5464

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Buff ware (S ware?)
Vessel type: globular jar
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: flat everted
Base: small and flat
Surface Condition: hard brownish buffware; rough temper, but not straw
Vessel Condition: good, rim chips
Decoration: none
Other: 2 small lug handles

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 663 [M/663/2]. 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