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Round redware jar

Ware type: Redware (P ware) Vessel type: globular Profile: ovoid Rim type: plain everted; narrow neck Base: round Surface Condition: worn slip and burnish Vessel Condition: 2 cracks; a few rim chips Decoration: none Other: shaped like a pomegranate

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 829 [M/829/b]. 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 I Period, Naqada I–II, 3850–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 8.5 cm (3 9/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5490

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels