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R ware dish

Ware type: R ware Vessel type: dish Profile: oval, straight sided Rim type: plain Base: flat Surface Condition: interior red, burnished with black streaky finish; exterior has dark areas. Vessel Condition: fourteen fragments; 90% complete Decoration: none Other: one piece is mislabeled 717/3

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 777 [M/777]. 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, 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Daimeter: ?48 cm (18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5399

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels