Small redware shoulder jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 765

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 7 cm (4 15/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5478

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Redware
Vessel type: globular
Profile: shoulder (kind of flask shaped)
Rim type: plain
Base: pointed
Surface Condition: worn; slipped and burnished
Vessel Condition: fair, some rim chips and a small hole in the body
Decoration: none
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 765 [M/765/b]. 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