Black-topped redware bowl
Naqada I–II, 3850–3300 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 820
Overall: 10.5 x 27.5 cm (4 1/8 x 10 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Ware type: Black-topped redware [B ware]
Vessel type: bowl
Profile: straight sided
Rim type: plain
Surface Condition: black interior extends to less than one inch at rim’s exterior; exterior has streaky red burnishing
Vessel Condition: incomplete in two pieces; missing rim fragment
Other: “18” on base in black ink
From Mesaid tomb 820 [M/820/1]. 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition