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Small bowl

Ware type: Nile silt Vessel type: bowl Profile: straight sided Rim type: plain Base: flat Surface Condition: eroded and worn; brown color; heavy fabric Vessel Condition: not good Decoration: Other: possible volume indicator potmark obscured by encrustation- gash on side near base.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 912 [M/912/a]. 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: 4.5 x 10 cm (1 3/4 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5315

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels