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Buffware bowl with potmark

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 958

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 25 cm (4 1/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-881c

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: buffware
Vessel type: bowl
Profile: convex
Rim type: plain
Base: flat
Surface Condition: light orange; no burnishing
Vessel Condition: incomplete, and in thirteen fragments
Decoration: pot mark in the rough shape of a harpoon
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 958 [M/958/7]. 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