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Fragments of a deep bowl/beaker

Very low-fired redware bowl- in five pieces complete, high horizontal burnish over the interior and exterior surfaces; straw tempered Nile silt; fire cloud on the rounded base area and ash discolourations over much of the interior; heavy wear damage at the interior and exterior base and rim,...

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From Mediq (ASN 79/120/2). 1908. Excavated by Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the Egyptian government. (Accession date: May 19, 2006)

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Archaeological Survey of Nubia

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


Nubia, Egypt

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The Ancient World