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Redware bowl with potmark

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 955

Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 12 cm (2 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5336

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: red or buff ware
Vessel type: bowl
Profile: convex
Rim type: plain; slightlyinverted
Base: flat
Surface Condition: slipped red or buff ware
Vessel Condition: 6 (six) fragments; complete
Decoration:
Other: potmark: two wet-incised lines like ” ( ) ” rotated 90 degrees. Possibly indicator of measurement.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 955, no. 8 [M/955/8]. 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