R ware jar (flask)

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 836

Dimensions

Overall: 19 x 15 cm (7 1/2 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-1291

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: globular jar- very round
Profile: bag shaped
Rim type: rolled everted; narrow neck
Base: rounded point
Surface Condition: 2 bullseyes; brown color
Vessel Condition: very good
Decoration:
Other: area of scratches on surface that looks like an M with vertical lines under it; could be a small potmark or a random feature.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 836 debris [M/836/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