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Tall ovoid jar

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The stone is fine-grained. Two fragments are broken off the rim. Otherwise, it is complete. The interior shows the marks of the borer. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted.

Provenance

From Mesaid, tomb 49. (Mesa'eed). [M/49/1]. 1910: Excavated by the Harvard University–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–III, 3850–2960 B.C.

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 14.5 x 11 cm (5 11/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.185

Medium or Technique

Stone: Basalt

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels