Bag shaped redware jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 956

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 6 cm (3 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5538

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: P ware
Vessel type: bag-shaped
Profile: tall
Rim type: rolled
Base: round
Surface Condition: slipped; three small gashes on side (measurement marks?)
Vessel Condition: good, one rim chip missing
Decoration: none
Other: would be a good MLN candidate

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 956[M/956/c]. 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