Cross-lined bowl with triangle motif

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I Amratian), about 4000–3500 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaeed, Tomb 39

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8.3 x 17.3 cm (3 1/4 x 6 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.315

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Burnished red ware bowl with decoration of hatched triangles on interior in yellowish-white paint; broken and mended.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 39, no. 1 [M/39/1]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; March 2, 1911: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. No tomb card, but dup. card says that the only object from Tomb 39 is a black-topped beaker M/39/4. However, Dianne Flores notes (6/04) that M/39/1 is correct, based on P. Ehrlich 1910.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition