R ware bowl with potmark

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 764

Dimensions

Overall: 6 x 11 cm (2 3/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5448

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; chipped
Base: rounded
Surface Condition: typical R ware - rough
Vessel Condition: good
Decoration: potmark in the shape of a butterfly? [double triangle with a question mark in the middle]
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 764 [M/764/10]. 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