Red-polished hemispherical bowl

Egyptian
Predynastic Period, Naqada I
3850–3650 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Shellal, Cemetery 7, Grave 327

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 15.8 cm (6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.3420

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This bowl is hemispherical in shape with a slight flattening towards one side of its rounded base. Both interior and exterior are treated with a burnished dark red slip. The rim is chipped and the body is cracked.

Provenance

From Shellal. (ASN 7/327/3). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; awarded to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession Date: June 12, 2006)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia