Bowl with basket weave pattern

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I 3850–3650 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 744

Dimensions

Overall: 6 x 17 cm (2 3/8 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3939

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Out on Loan

On display at Harvard Art Museums, November 18, 2015 – November 19, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

C ware, burnished red surface, interior decorated with a wicker work pattern in cream- 4 wedges of cross-hatched design divided by 4 registers of 3 lines each and a medallion at the center of the base in the form of the “niwt” hieroglyph.
Reconstructed but in very good condition.
Good MLN candidate.

Provenance

From Mesaid, tomb 744 [M/744/3]. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition