User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Buffware fragments

Ware type: buffware Vessel type: ovoid Profile: globular Rim type: rolled everted Base: flat Surface Condition: Vessel Condition: nine fragments of a vessel; incomplete. Could be from more than one vessel. Decoration: Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 646 [M/642/2]. 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

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, 3850 B.C.–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-527

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels