Black-topped redware wide mouth shoulder jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 162

Dimensions

Overall: 21.5 x 14 cm (8 7/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

M/162/1

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Black-topped redware (B ware)
Vessel type: shoulder jar
Profile: tall with a wide mouth
Rim type: plain, chipped
Base: flat
Surface Condition: light burnishing
Vessel Condition: good, some wear at the base
Decoration: none
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 162 [M/162/1]. 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