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C ware bowl with basket weave pattern

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C ware, burnished red surface, interior decorated with a wicker work pattern in cream- 4 wedges of cross-hatched design divided by 4 registers of 3 lines each and a medallion at the center of the base in the form of the "niwt" hieroglyph. Reconstructed but in very good condition. Good MLN...

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Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 744 [M/744/3]. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I 3850–3650 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 6 x 17 cm (2 3/8 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3939

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels