R ware shoulder jar
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 981
Overall: 46 x 24 cm (18 1/8 x 9 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Ware type: R Ware
Vessel type: Tall
Rim type: Slightly rolled
Surface Condition: Slipped and burnished diagonally. Black areas and streaks.
Vessel Condition: Good. Two cracks.
Other: Potmark “ms” Petrie Diospolis Plate XXII #208. See similar potmarks M/981/A and M/981/18.
From Mesaid tomb 981[M/981/15]. 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition