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Wide-mouth shoulder jar

Ware type: Buff ware Vessel type: Squat Profile: Shoulder Rim type: Rolled Base: Flat Surface Condition: Heavily salt and gravel encrusted Vessel Condition: Good Decoration: Other: Tiny fossil on side; possible potmark on bottom

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 958 [M/958/9]. 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, Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 14.5 x 13 cm (5 11/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5381

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels