Black-topped redware globular shoulder jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 52

Dimensions

Overall: 18.5 x 18.3 cm (7 5/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

M/52/3

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Very round squat shoulder jar; black-topped with small, flat, worn base, plain inverted rim, no neck. Vertical burnish marks visible. Some surface flaking.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 52 [M/52/3].
1910: 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