Crude dish

Egyptian
Predynastic
3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 929

Dimensions

Overall: 5 x 15 cm (1 15/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5529

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: dish
Profile: irregular
Rim type: unknown
Base: rounded
Surface Condition: light colored
Vessel Condition: complete, crude
Decoration: none
Other: shaped like the top of a skull- as if it had been molded to the top of a head. Deep indentations in base as if the potter’s fingers or a tool have been impressed there.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 929 [M/929]. 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