Redware bowl with snake potmark
Naqada I–II, 3850–3300 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 813
Overall: 11 x 26.5 cm (4 5/16 x 10 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Ware type: Redware (P Ware)
Vessel type: Bowl
Rim type: Plain
Surface Condition: Interior slip and horizontal burnishing streaks
Vessel Condition: Two Fragments; 75% complete
Other: Potmark of snake and two triangles similar to M/17/2. Similar to snake potmarks in Petrie “Diospolis” Plate XXIII #23 and Plate XXI #42, 45.
Four small black spots.
From Mesaid tomb 813. could be "red washed in bowl" notation
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