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Quatrefoil black-topped redware bowl

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 621

Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 18.5 cm (3 1/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-1159

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: B ware
Vessel type: bowl
Profile: convex sides
Rim type: plain; sides have been pinched in to create a quatrefoil effect
Base: flat; small hole in it
Surface Condition: smoothed red exterior, black interior with some white deposits
Vessel Condition: ok- 1 crack in body
Decoration: none
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 621 [M/621/2]. 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