Pink streaked limestone egg-shaped vase with handles

Egyptian
Predynastic Period


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 25

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1473

Medium or Technique

limestone

On View

Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Fine-grained stone; red veined; pierced handles; rim and one handle nicked.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 25, no. 1 [M/25/1]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition