R ware shoulder jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 981

Dimensions

Overall: 46 x 24 cm (18 1/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5549

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R Ware
Vessel type: Tall
Profile: Shoulder
Rim type: Slightly rolled
Base: Flat
Surface Condition: Slipped and burnished diagonally. Black areas and streaks.
Vessel Condition: Good. Two cracks.
Decoration:
Other: Potmark “ms” Petrie Diospolis Plate XXII #208. See similar potmarks M/981/A and M/981/18.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition