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Miniature buff bowl

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 955

Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 8 cm (1 3/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5809

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Buff ware
Vessel type: Bowl
Profile: Slightly convex
Rim type: Plain
Base: Flat
Surface Condition: Light salmon; two incised marks [could be volume indicator?]
Vessel Condition: Good
Decoration:
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 955, no. 9 [M/955/9]. 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