Cross-lined bowl with basketwork pattern of cross-hatched triangles and a central medallion

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, M 71

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.5 x 15.2 cm (2 9/16 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

11.307

Medium or Technique

Pottery: Nile silt ware

On View

Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Flaring bowl in red Nile silt clay, with red slip. Interior decorated with hatched triangles in yellowish-white paint.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 77 [M/77/1]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; awarded to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition