Bowl with pot mark

Egyptian
Predynastic Periods
Naqada II–III 3650–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 576

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 21.5 cm (3 15/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-1121

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: S ware
Vessel type: bowl
Profile: straight sided
Rim type: plain with slight carination
Base: flat
Surface Condition: white fabric color
Vessel Condition: cracked but otherwise good
Decoration:
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

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition