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Black-topped redware bowl

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 739

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 13.5 cm (3 15/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5373

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: crude black-topped redware?
Vessel type: bowl
Profile: convex
Rim type: plain, inverted
Base: flat, but irregular
Surface Condition: some areas of black on red slipped ground
Vessel Condition: large areas of surface damage. Crudely formed; impressions from fingers visible
Decoration: none
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 739 [M/739/a]. 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