R ware bowl

Egyptian
Predynastic
3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 769

Dimensions

Overall: 6 x 13 cm (2 3/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5812.2

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: bowl
Profile: straight sided
Rim type: plain
Base: rounded with a groove around the lower mid-section
Surface Condition: typical R ware - rough
Vessel Condition: good- complete
Decoration: none
Other: mislabeled as 769/1

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 769 [labeled M/769/1 but is actually not 1 on the tomb card]. 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