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R ware jar (flask)

Egyptian
Predynastic
3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 775

Dimensions

Overall: 16 x 9 cm (6 5/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5412

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: globular
Profile: ovoid (flask)
Rim type: tall neck, flaring rim
Base: pointed
Surface Condition: typical R ware; one circle of encrustation on exterior
Vessel Condition: half of rim missing
Decoration: none
 Other:

Provenance

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