Small bowl

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 955

Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 8.5 cm (1 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5337

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Nile silt
Vessel type: Bowl
Profile: Convex
Rim type: Plain
Base: Flat
Surface Condition: Smooth brown Nile silt
Vessel Condition: Very good
Decoration:
Other: Three dots incised on side arranged in diagonal triangular shape. [may be volume indicator?]

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 955 [M/955/e]. DF notes that object is not on tomb card, mislabeled on pottery card (DF, 6/04). 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