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Crude dish

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 910

Dimensions

Overall: 6 x 13.5 cm (2 3/8 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5285

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: dish
Profile: irregular
Rim type: plain
Base: rounded
Surface Condition: smoke smudging on base
Vessel Condition: one crack but ok
Decoration: none
Other: finger impressions on base; impressed X across entire base as if 2 strings or pieces of straw had been applied while wet.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 910, object h [M/910/h]. 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