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Marl bowl

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada II–III, 3650–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 952

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 23 cm (4 15/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5309

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: S ware- Marl
Vessel type: bowl
Profile: convex
Rim type: plain
Base: flat
Surface Condition: smooth, black stained interior; streaky burnishing
Vessel Condition: nearly complete; 2 fragments; some cracks on body
Decoration:
Other: pot mark on side like an inverted V; could be a volume measurement

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 952, no. 1. [M/952/1]. 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