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Redware bowl with snake potmark

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 813

Dimensions

Overall: 11 x 26.5 cm (4 5/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5404

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Redware (P Ware)
Vessel type: Bowl
Profile: Straight
Rim type: Plain
Base: Flat
Surface Condition: Interior slip and horizontal burnishing streaks
Vessel Condition: Two Fragments; 75% complete
Decoration:
Other: Potmark of snake and two triangles similar to M/17/2. Similar to snake potmarks in Petrie “Diospolis” Plate XXIII #23 and Plate XXI #42, 45.
Four small black spots.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 813. could be "red washed in bowl" notation
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