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Cross-lined bowl with hollow cylinder in the center

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Unusual cross-lined vessel composed of a cylindrical cup in the center of a shallow bowl;red Nile silt with red slip and white painted decoration.


Said to be from Sheikh Ali. 1904: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (04.1814-04.1819) for £5. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1904)

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Emily Esther Sears Fund

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

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Pottery: Nile silt ware


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