Black-topped redware bowl

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 784

Dimensions

Overall: 18.5 x 8.5 cm (7 5/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5321

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Black-topped redware (B ware)
Vessel type: bowl
Profile: straight sided
Rim type: plain, slightly carinated
Base: flat
Surface Condition: a few dings on the surface, otherwise ok
Vessel Condition: one rim chip missing
Decoration: none
Other: “19” written in black on the base

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 784, no. 1 [M/784/1]. 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