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Wide-mouth shoulder jar

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 958

Dimensions

Overall: 14.5 x 13 cm (5 11/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5381

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Buff ware
Vessel type: Squat
Profile: Shoulder
Rim type: Rolled
Base: Flat
Surface Condition: Heavily salt and gravel encrusted
Vessel Condition: Good
Decoration:
Other: Tiny fossil on side; possible potmark on bottom

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 958 [M/958/9]. 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