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Large redware bowl

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 959

Dimensions

Overall: 13.5 x 29 cm (5 5/16 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5541

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: P ware (Redware)
Vessel type: bowl
Profile: straight sided
Rim type: plain
Base: flat
Surface Condition: interior is slipped and burnished, but has large black stains
Vessel Condition: incomplete and in four fragments; was previously glued
Decoration: none
Other: included is one rim fragment which does not belong to this vessel.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 959 [M/959/a]. 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