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Marl jar

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Nagada II–III, 3650–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 652

Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 19.5 cm (4 3/4 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-937

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: marl (S ware)
Vessel type: ovoid jar
Profile: globular
Rim type: flat, everted
Base: small, flat
Surface Condition: gray with blackened areas
Vessel Condition: 6 pieces; 80% complete
Decoration:
Other: marl–hard, fine clay; lug handles

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 652 [M/652/2]. 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