R ware flask with potmark

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 770

Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 10 cm (5 1/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5385

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: globular flask
Profile: ovoid
Rim type: slightly rolled, worn
Base: pointed
Surface Condition: rough and worn
Vessel Condition: good- no cracks
Decoration: none
Other: potmark in the shape of rectangle with crossed lines; similar to Petrie’s Diospolis Parva, pl. XXII #181

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 770 [M/770/b] object marked 770, but NOT on tomb card ORIGINALLY (now added with a question mark) .
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