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Offering table

Ware type: red ware (P ware) Vessel type: offering table Profile: conical stand Rim type: flattened, everted Base: rolled Surface Condition: unslipped Vessel Condition: 9 total fragments; nearly complete Decoration: Other: 5 holes pierced through base stand

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 646 [M/646/11]. 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, Nagada I–II, 3650–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 21.5 x 33 cm (8 7/16 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-526

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels