R ware jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 972

Dimensions

Overall: 20 x 13.5 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5422

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: jar (flask shaped)
Profile: globular, ovoid
Rim type: slightly rolled, everted
Base: pointed
Surface Condition: base is darker than the top
Vessel Condition: very good
Decoration:
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 972 [M/972/1]. 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