Redware jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 749

Dimensions

Overall: 22 x 14.5 cm (8 11/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-1225

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: P ware
Vessel type: jar
Profile: globular, ovoid
Rim type: plain, everted
Base: flat
Surface Condition: good condition; nice slip and burnish.
Vessel Condition: hole in base, chipped rim
Decoration: none
Other: narrow neck. Card dated it to Naqada II b.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 749 debris [M/749/a]. 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