R ware shoulder jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 981

Dimensions

Overall: 38 x 22 cm (14 15/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5544

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R Ware
Vessel type: Tall
Profile: Shoulder
Rim type: Rolled
Base: Flattened
Surface Condition: Red slip, areas of salt deposits
Vessel Condition: Ok. Some cracks
Decoration:
Other: Some bullseyes on surface

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 981 [M/981/17]. 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