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R ware jar (flask)

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 820

Dimensions

Overall: 13.5 x 8.5 cm (5 5/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5487

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: globular jar
Profile: ovoid (flask shape)
Rim type: plain everted
Base: pointed
Surface Condition: lots of pits from temper that has burned away
Vessel Condition: good; rim chipped
Decoration:
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 820 [M/820/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