Redware jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 882

Dimensions

Overall: 22 x 12.5 cm (8 11/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5387

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Redware (P ware)
Vessel type: tall jar
Profile: shoulder
Rim type: rolled
Base: small and flat
Surface Condition: 1 rim chip; some wear
Vessel Condition: complete, very good
Decoration: none
Other: 2 potmarks opposite each other; one X shape and one irregular rectangle shape

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 882 [M/882/4]. 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