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Redware bowl with potmark

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 955

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 24 cm (4 1/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5333

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Redware
Vessel type: bowl
Profile: convex
Rim type: plain
Base: flat
Surface Condition: interior; vertical streaky burnish
Vessel Condition: incomplete in 7 fragments
Decoration:
Other: black stains on surface; potmark of 2 parallel lines and a perpendicular slash (could be an indication of volume)

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 955, no. 4. [M/955/4]. 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