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Redware bowl

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 955

Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 23 cm (5 1/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5335

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: P ware (Redware)
Vessel type: bowl
Profile: convex
Rim type: plain
Base: flat
Surface Condition: smooth unslipped exterior; interior has dark streaks from slip and burnish
Vessel Condition: 14 pieces, 1 rim piece missing
Decoration:
Other: a wet incised potmark on exterior; 2 intersecting curved lines like a Arabic number 7 (upsidedown V); could be an indication of volume measurment

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 955, no. 2 [M/955/2]. 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