Redware tall ovoid jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 23, Number 2, M/23/2

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 29 x 19.5 cm (11 7/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.34972

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Redware tall ovoid jar. It has a nicely polished or burnished surface. The base is flat, and the rim is carinated. There is a small chip on the rim. There are fingerprints around the interior shoulder where the potter grabbed the jar to shape the vessel. The surface is worn.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 23, no. 2 [M/23/2]. 1910: 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