R ware ovoid jar or flask

Egyptian
Predynastic
3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 191

Dimensions

Overall: 14.5 x 9 cm (5 11/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

M/191/4

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: globular [flask]
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: plain, slightly everted
Base: pointed
Surface Condition: unslipped
Vessel Condition: base chipped
Decoration: none
Other: crudely shaped

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 191[M/191/4]. 1910: 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