Redware bowl with pot marks
Naqada I–II, 3850–3300 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 974
Overall: 8 x 18.5 cm (3 1/8 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Ware type: Redware (P ware)
Vessel type: bowl
Rim type: plain
Surface Condition: interior slipped an burnished to exterior rim
Vessel Condition: good; 3 small rim chips
Other: wet incised pot mark on exterior side [kind of trident shaped with lines crossing it] and on the base a very faint wet incised mark in the shape of a sun burst [see Petrie’s Diospolis Parva pl. XXIII #228]
From Mesaid tomb 974, no. 2. [M/974/2]. 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition