Redware jar (flask)

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 849

Dimensions

Overall: 17 x 11.5 cm (6 11/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.5498

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Redware (P ware)
Vessel type: globular flask
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: plain, everted
Base: flat
Surface Condition: slipped and burnished in vertical strokes
Vessel Condition: slight wear; 1 rim piece missing, rest eroded
Decoration: none
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 849 [M/849]. 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