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Bowl

Shape: Profile: straight sided Rim type: slightly inverted Base: rounded Surface: red burnished Condition: about half of the vessel is missing Decoration: has a X pot mark

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, sub 302?. 19: 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, Old Kingdom, 2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 20 cm (3 1/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.2107

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels