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Black-topped redware jar

Ware type: B ware Vessel type: wide mouthed jar Profile: shoulder Rim type: plain Base: rounded Surface Condition: some wear Vessel Condition: complete; slightly chipped rim Decoration: Other: "18" written on base

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 585 [M/585/1]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 9.5 cm (5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-1128

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels