Polished R ware jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, M/969/1

Dimensions

Overall: 19 x 5.5 cm (7 1/2 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-1383

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: flask shaped jar
Profile: ovoid, narrow neck
Rim type: plain, flaring rim
Base: small, flat
Surface Condition: polished and burnished
Vessel Condition: some worn spots and rim chips
Decoration:
Other: “29” on base in ink

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 969 [M/969/1]. 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