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R ware jar (flask)

Egyptian
Predynastic
3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 741

Dimensions

Overall: 22 x 13.5 cm (8 11/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5473

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: globular
Profile: ovoid (flask shape)
Rim type: rolled everted
Base: pointed
Surface Condition: typical R ware; half is darker
Vessel Condition: good except for missing half of rim
Decoration: none
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 741 [M/741/3]. 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