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Round bowl

Ware type: Nile silt Vessel type: bowl Profile: convex sides Rim type: plain Base: round Surface Condition: smooth; black area at rim Vessel Condition: complete in three pieces Decoration: Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 871 [M/871/b]. 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

Overall: 10.5 x 10 cm (4 1/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5503

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels