Black-topped redware shoulder jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 591

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 9.5 cm (5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-1135

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Black-topped redware (B ware)
Vessel type: tall
Profile: shoulder jar
Rim type: plain- slight chip
Base: pointed
Surface Condition: slightly worn; nicely burnished
Vessel Condition: good
Decoration: none
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 591 [M/591/3]. 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