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R ware jar (flask shape)

Egyptian
Predynastic
3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 878

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 10.5 cm (5 7/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5459

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, narrow neck
Base: pointed
Surface Condition: orange brown color; small bullseye
Vessel Condition: good
Decoration:
Other: ‘19’ on base in black ink

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 878 [M/878/d]. 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