Small buffware bowl with potmark

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 952

Dimensions

Overall: 5 x 10 cm (1 15/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5311

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: buff ware
Vessel type: bowl
Profile: convex
Rim type: plain, chipped
Base: flat
Surface Condition: pale orange color
Vessel Condition: body is cracked
Decoration:
Other: wet incised potmark on base- a cresent shaped gash; could be a volume measurement

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 952, no. 4 [M/952/4]. 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