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Small redware bowl

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 881

Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 9 cm (1 9/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5509

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Redware (P ware)
Vessel type: bowl
Profile: convex
Rim type: plain
Base: flat
Surface Condition: orange fabric; grooves from turning visible on the interior
Vessel Condition: complete; good
Decoration: none
Other: slight gash on side near base may be a volume indicator potmark

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 881 [M/881/a]. 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