Redware jar (flask)

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 903

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 9.5 cm (5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5317

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Redware (P ware)
Vessel type: globular jar
Profile: ovoid (flask)
Rim type: plain
Base: pointed
Surface Condition: slipped but polish worn
Vessel Condition: very good; no cracks or chips
Decoration: none
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 903 [M/903/c]. 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