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Redware bowl with pot marks

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 974

Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 18.5 cm (3 1/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5345

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: interior slipped an burnished to exterior rim
Vessel Condition: good; 3 small rim chips
Decoration:
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]

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition