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Black-topped redware globular shoulder jar

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Very round squat shoulder jar; black-topped with small, flat, worn base, plain inverted rim, no neck. Vertical burnish marks visible. Some surface flaking.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 52 [M/52/3]. 1910: 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–II, 3850–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 18.5 x 18.3 cm (7 5/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

M/52/3

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels