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R ware jar (flask)

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 853

Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 9 cm (4 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5417

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: everted
Base: pointed
Surface Condition: R ware; black spot in flat area; finger print or impression of cloth or leaf used to smooth surface
Vessel Condition: good
Decoration:
Other: irregularly formed

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 853 [M/853]. 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