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Buff ware footed jar

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Ware type: Buff ware Vessel type: tall jar Profile: ovoid Rim type: plain everted, grooved neck Base: flat; footed Surface Condition: coarse, light color Vessel Condition: good; base and rim are chipped Decoration: Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 910 [M/910]. 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: 25 x 16 cm (9 13/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5292

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels