Redware tall ovoid jar
Naqada I–II, 3850–3300 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 23, Number 2, M/23/2
Height x diameter: 29 x 19.5 cm (11 7/16 x 7 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Redware tall ovoid jar. It has a nicely polished or burnished surface. The base is flat, and the rim is carinated. There is a small chip on the rim. There are fingerprints around the interior shoulder where the potter grabbed the jar to shape the vessel. The surface is worn.
From Mesaid tomb 23, no. 2 [M/23/2]. 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition