Large buff storage jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 955

Dimensions

Overall: 44 x 23.5 cm (17 5/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5329

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Buffware
Vessel type: tall jar
Profile: shoulder
Rim type: rolled, short neck
Base: rounded
Surface Condition: buff colored, smoothed and trimmed vertically
Vessel Condition: complete but cracked near base.
Decoration:
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 955, no. 1 [M/955/1]. 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