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Small redware shoulder jar

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Ware type: Redware Vessel type: globular Profile: shoulder (kind of flask shaped) Rim type: plain Base: pointed Surface Condition: worn; slipped and burnished Vessel Condition: fair, some rim chips and a small hole in the body Decoration: none Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 765 [M/765/b]. 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–II, 3850–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 7 cm (4 15/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5478

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels