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R ware jar (flask)

Egyptian
Predynastic
3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 775

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 8.5 cm (5 7/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5413

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: globular
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: rolled everted
Base: pointed
Surface Condition: typical R ware; fire blackened at base
Vessel Condition: complete; 1 rim chip missing
Decoration: none
 Other:

Provenance

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