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Fragment of bowl

4 fitting pieces of a C ware bowl; design of giraffes painted in yellow; broken and mended; larger part of vase missing. No significant trace of design remains. Accession card reads "Design almost obliterated after mending 1926". Plain rim, interior and exterior slipped and burnished. Previously...

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Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed.) Tomb number not noted on accession card. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Accession Number

11.631

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels