Squat shoulder jar

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Nagada I–II, 3650–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 646

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 15 cm (2 9/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-505

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Polished Redware (P ware)
Vessel type: Jar
Profile: high shoulder
Rim type: rolled, wide mouth
Base: flat
Surface Condition: heavily encrusted
Vessel Condition: nearly complete, and in three fragments
Decoration: none
Other: unusual shape; would be a good MLN candidate.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 646 [M/646/19]. 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