Slender redware miniature jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 190

Dimensions

Overall: 16 x 7 cm (6 5/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

M/190/4

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Redware (P-ware)
Vessel type: slender
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: rolled everted with a few chips
Base: pointed
Surface Condition: polished exterior with vertical burnishing strokes
Vessel Condition: good
Decoration: none
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 190 [M/190/4]. 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