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Miniature redware jar

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Nagada I–II, 3650–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 650

Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 8.5 cm (2 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-1174

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Redware (P Ware)
Vessel type: ovoid jar
Profile: squat
Rim type: rolled, no neck
Base: round
Surface Condition: redware, unslipped
Vessel Condition: good; some small cracks
Decoration:
Other: potmark; “30” in ink on base

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 650 debris [M/650/a]. 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