Redware bowl with potmark

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–II 3850–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 621

Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 28.5 cm (4 3/4 x 11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-1158

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Redware
Vessel type: bowl
Profile: straight sided
Rim type: plain
Base: flat
Surface Condition: redware; interior surface has horizontal burnish marks
Vessel Condition: 1 crack
Decoration:
Other: potmark in the shape of a notched rectangle bisected with a line [similar to Petrie’s 68U, pl. XXI of Diospolis Parva]

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 621[M/621/1]. 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