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Black-topped redware bowl

Ware type: B ware Vessel type: bowl Profile: straight sided Rim type: plain Base: flat Surface Condition: slipped and burnished; black band around base Vessel Condition: one crack on body Decoration: pot mark on base Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 738 [M/738/1]. 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

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

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 20 cm (4 3/4 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-1006

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels