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R ware dish

Egyptian
Predynastic
3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 777

Dimensions

Daimeter: ?48 cm (18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5399

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: dish
Profile: oval, straight sided
Rim type: plain
Base: flat
Surface Condition: interior red, burnished with black streaky finish; exterior has dark areas.
Vessel Condition: fourteen fragments; 90% complete
Decoration: none
Other: one piece is mislabeled 717/3

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 777 [M/777]. 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