Bowl with pot mark
Naqada II–III 3650–2960 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 576
Overall: 10 x 21.5 cm (3 15/16 x 8 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Ware type: S ware
Vessel type: bowl
Profile: straight sided
Rim type: plain with slight carination
Surface Condition: white fabric color
Vessel Condition: cracked but otherwise good
Other: potmark near base in the shape of a cresent moon with a line under it; resembles the hieroglyph for “Abd” [month] Could be a volume indicator
From Mesaid tomb 576 [M/576/1]. 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