Black-topped redware bowl

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–II 3850–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb789

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 16 cm (3 3/4 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-1257

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: B Ware (Black-topped redware)
Vessel type: bowl
Profile: concave
Rim type: plain
Base: flat
Surface Condition: black irregularly placed on pot
Vessel Condition: perfect condition; slightly irregular
Decoration:
Other: a black-topped redware vessel “gone wrong”

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 789 [M/789/3]. 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