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Crude dish

Ware type: dark, brown Nile silt Vessel type: dish Profile: irregular Rim type: plain Base: rounded Surface Condition: wet-smoothed interior Vessel Condition: large crack in danger of breaking a piece off; three vertical gashes on interior -- could be a potmark Decoration: Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 646, object i [M/646/i]. 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–III, 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 7 cm (2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5272

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels