Deep redware bowl

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–II, 3850–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 955

Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 20 cm (4 3/4 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5338

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Redware (P Ware)
Vessel type: Bowl
Profile: Straight-sided
Rim type: Plain
Base: Flat
Surface Condition: Exterior slipped, burnished at rim. Interior slipped with crackle finish.
Vessel Condition: Very good, one small chip in rim.
Decoration:
Other: Cross-shaped Potmark with two horizontal slashes at top and one diagonal slash at bottom. Similar to Petrie Diospolis plate XXIII #247 and Petrie Diospolis plate XXII #174 with the addition of a diagonal slash.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 955 [M/955/d]. 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