Requires Photography

Black-topped redware bowl

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 820

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 27.5 cm (4 1/8 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5486

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
Base: flat
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
Decoration:
Other: “18” on base in black ink

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition