Redware straight sided bowl with potmark

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 19, Number 1, M/19/1

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 13.5 x 30.7 cm (5 5/16 x 12 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.34971

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Large straight sided redware bowl with a potmark. It has a polished dark red interior. It is blackened with soot from firing. The base is flat, and the rim is plain. The rim is cracked in 2 places. There is a large potmark in the shape of an inverted globular flask or “Hr” sign.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 19, no. 1 [M/19/1]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition