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R ware shoulder jar

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R ware shoulder jar with a wide neck, and uneven base. Crack in body and somewhat crude.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 229 [M/229/19]. 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 III, 3300–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 17 x 10.5 cm (6 11/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

M/229/19

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels