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Small bowl

Ware type: Buffware Vessel type: bowl Profile: convex Rim type: uneven plain Base: flat Surface Condition: cream slip; white deposit on interior Vessel Condition: complete Decoration: none Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 899 [M/899]. 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: 3.5 x 9 cm (1 3/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5429

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels