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Cross-lined bowl with gazelle comb and triangle motif

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Cross-lined bowl of brown Nile silt ware, with red burnished surface and elaborate decoration in white of gazelles, floral motifs and wicker work.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 763 [M/763]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter: 15.7 cm (6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3935

Medium or Technique

Pottery: Nile silt ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels