Naqada I–II, 3850–3300 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 646
Overall: 7 x 23 cm (2 3/4 x 9 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Ware type: Redware (P ware)
Vessel type: dish
Profile: convex sides
Rim type: plain, slightly carinated
Surface Condition: redware slipped and burnished in dark steaks on interior
Vessel Condition: 90% complete in two pieces
Other: possible potmark (may just be a gash made while fashioning pot or a volume indicator?)
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition