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Medium carinated bowl

Medium-sized carinated bowl with direct rim and round base: largely complete, though missing part of the rim. The bottom of the bowl was handmade; points from the carination up were made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The bowl is red slipped. White material - plaster? Mud? - is...

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From Giza, G 7350Z. 1927: 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, Dynasty 4–5, 2575–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 23.2 cm; Height: approx. 10.5 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World