Miniature redware shoulder jar

Egyptian
Predynastic Period, Naqada I–II
3850–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, tomb 191

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 7.5 cm (5 7/8 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

M/191/18

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: P ware (polished redware)
Body type: shoulder jar
Profile:
Rim type: rolled everted
Base: pointed
Surface Condition: good
Decoration: burnishing lenghtwise along body

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 191[M/191/18]. 1910: 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