Red-polished jar

Egyptian
Predynastic Period, Naqada I–II
3850–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, tomb 47, Notes: Egypt (Mesaid), tomb 47.

Dimensions

Overall: 47 x 17 cm (18 1/2 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

M/47/8

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Redware, flat base, rolled rim. Tall, shouldered jar with two scratched circular potmarks.

Used to be called Eg.Inv. 7547. Previous record says it is marked M/47/21 but it is not.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed, Mesaeed), tomb 47 [M/47/8].
1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition