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Redware dish

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 646

Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 23 cm (2 3/4 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-530

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Redware (P ware)
Vessel type: dish
Profile: convex sides
Rim type: plain, slightly carinated
Base: flat
Surface Condition: redware slipped and burnished in dark steaks on interior
Vessel Condition: 90% complete in two pieces
Decoration:
Other: possible potmark (may just be a gash made while fashioning pot or a volume indicator?)

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 646 [M/646/14]. 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