Cylindrical jar

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 28, Number 1

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9.9 x 6.4 cm (3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.188

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained. There is an irregular band of brown and white. It was drilled with a borer. It is heavy and in good condition. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is complete.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 28 [M/28/1]. 1910: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition