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Uneven brown dish

Ware type: Nile silt Vessel type: dish Profile: straight sided Rim type: plain Base: flat, but skewed Surface Condition: dark brown interior; redder exterior Vessel Condition: very good Decoration: Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 866 [M/866/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: 5 x 11 cm (1 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5370

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels