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Large orange bowl

Egyptian
Predynastic
3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 919

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 28 cm (3 15/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

13.5426

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, slightly carinated
Base: flat
Surface Condition: orange color; fine temper
Vessel Condition: 4 fragments; large crack in body
Decoration:
Other: 2 gashes made when it was wet clay on cracked side

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 919 [M/919/1]. 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