Ovoid jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 230, Number 8, M/230/8

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 23 x 16.7 cm (9 1/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.34984

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Unslipped redware tall ovoid jar. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It has a long narrow neck. It is complete and in good condition.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 230, no. 8 [M/230/8]. 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