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Crude dish

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 646

Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 7 cm (2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5272

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: dark, brown Nile silt
Vessel type: dish
Profile: irregular
Rim type: plain
Base: rounded
Surface Condition: wet-smoothed interior
Vessel Condition: large crack in danger of breaking a piece off; three vertical gashes on interior – could be a potmark
Decoration:
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 646, object i [M/646/i]. 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