Squat buffware jar

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 910

Dimensions

Overall: 14.5 x 16 cm (5 11/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5295

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Buff ware
Vessel type: squat jar
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: rolled everted
Base: rounded
Surface Condition: white deposits all over; greenish tint to slip
Vessel Condition: good, no cracks
Decoration: none
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 910, no, 6 [M/910/6]. 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