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R ware shoulder jar

Ware type: R ware Vessel type: globular jar Profile: shoulder Rim type: rolled Base: flat Surface Condition: fragile and eroding Vessel Condition: very bad; complete except for part of the rim Decoration: Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 881 [M/881]. 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, 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 18 x 15.5 cm (7 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5510

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels