Carinated bowl

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada III, 3300–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 837

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 11.5 cm (2 15/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.5493

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Nile silt
Vessel type: bowl
Profile: straight sided, sloping inward above the carinated angle
Rim type: plain
Base: rounded
Surface Condition: smooth; brownish red slip inside and out
Vessel Condition: flaking at base
Decoration: none
Other: unusual shape

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 837 [M/837]. Apparently in grave photo, but not listed on tomb card; In object register though.
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