Redware bowl with potmark

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 955

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 18 cm (3 3/4 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5340

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Redware
Vessel type: bowl
Profile: convex
Rim type: plain
Base: flat
Surface Condition: interior streaky slip and burnish
Vessel Condition: very good
Decoration:
Other: wet incised mark near base V shaped- may be volume indicator

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 955, no. 14 [M/955/14]. 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