Small redware jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 831

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 6.5 cm (4 1/8 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5420

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: P Ware (Redware)
Vessel type: Tall
Profile: Ovoid
Rim type: Rolled
Base: Pointed
Surface Condition: Smooth
Vessel Condition: Very good
Decoration: Painted red but not polished, darker at base.
Other: Very cute

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 831 [M/831]. 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