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Buff ware bowl

Egyptian
Predynastic
3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 915

Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 9 cm (1 9/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5520

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: buff ware
Vessel type: bowl
Profile: convex
Rim type: plain
Base: flat
Surface Condition: buff ware; smooth, interior slipped
Vessel Condition: good; rim chipped
Decoration: none
Other: potmark on side (a line with two dots above it) may be volume indicator

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 915 [M/915/c]. 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