Redware slender ovoid jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 72, Number 10, M/72/10

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 17.5 x 7.7 cm (6 7/8 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.34980

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Redware slender ovoid jar. The surface is burnished and smoke smudged. It has a pointed base. The mouth is wide. It has a rolled and everted rim. It is cracked in 3 places. The surface is worn.
There is an additional number “14” in black ink on base.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 72, no. 10 [M/72/10]. 1910: 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