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R ware jar (flask)

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 770

Dimensions

Overall: 11.5 x 9.5 cm (4 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5273

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: plain; half is missing
Base: pointed
Surface Condition: eroded
Vessel Condition: poor
Decoration: none
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid, tomb 770, object c [M/770/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