R ware shoulder jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 981

Dimensions

Overall: 38 x 25 cm (14 15/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5548

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R Ware
Vessel type: Tall
Profile: Shoulder
Rim type: Rolled
Base: Rounded
Surface Condition: Worn. Traces of red slip
Vessel Condition: Few cracks in body
Decoration:
Other: Potmark at rim. Not in Petrie but similar to Petrie Diospolis Plate XXI #63.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 981 [M/981/18]. 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