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Crude dish

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 958

Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 11 cm (1 3/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5378

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: dish
Profile: concave
Rim type: plain and flaring
Base: concave
Surface Condition: smoothed R ware
Vessel Condition: good
Decoration:
Other: 2 wet incised gashes near rim- might be indications of volume measurement; fingerprints? on exterior surface

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 958 [M/958/b]. 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