Buffware jar

Egyptian
Predynastic


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 958

Dimensions

Overall: 20 x 15.5 cm (7 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5380

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: buffware
Vessel type: globular jar
Profile: shoulder
Rim type: rolled and everted, with a grooved neck
Base: flat
Surface Condition: encrusted with some white deposits and black smudges
Vessel Condition: very good
Decoration: none
Other: neck and rim are slightly off center with the rest of the vessel

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 958 [M/958/10]. 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