R ware jar (flask)

Egyptian
Predynastic
3850–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 775

Dimensions

Overall: 22 x 13.5 cm (8 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.5416

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: globular (flask)
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: slightly everted, narrow neck
Base: pointed
Surface Condition: Typical R ware - rough; bullseye at base, large bullseye on upper body
Vessel Condition: good
Decoration: none
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 775 [M/775/a]. 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