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Quatrefoil black-topped redware bowl

Ware type: B ware Vessel type: bowl Profile: convex sides Rim type: plain; sides have been pinched in to create a quatrefoil effect Base: flat; small hole in it Surface Condition: smoothed red exterior, black interior with some white deposits Vessel Condition: ok- 1 crack in body Decoration:...

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Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 621 [M/621/2]. 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–II 3850–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 18.5 cm (3 1/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-1159

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels