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Ovoid R ware jar (flask)

Egyptian
Predynastic
3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 775

Dimensions

Overall: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.5813.2

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: globular
Profile: ovoid (flask)
Rim type: rolled everted
Base: pointed
Surface Condition: typical R ware
Vessel Condition: incomplete in 14 fragments
Decoration: none
Other: vessel broken where labled 775

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 775 [M/775/f]. 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