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Medium carinated bowl

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4–5
2575–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7350 Z

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 23.2 cm; Height: approx. 10.5 cm

Accession Number

27.2024

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Medium-sized carinated bowl with direct rim and round base: largely complete, though missing part of the rim. The bottom of the bowl was handmade; points from the carination up were made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The bowl is red slipped. White material - plaster? Mud? - is encrusted around the exterior and interior of the top of the bowl.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7350Z. 1927: 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