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Red-polished vessel in the shape of a headless bird

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Flask in the shape of a stylized bird with red burnished surface; undecorated.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 781 [M/781/2]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; awarded to the MFA by the government of Egypt, December 4, 1913. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I (Amratian), about 4000–3500 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Mesaeed, Egypt

Dimensions

Width: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3933

Medium or Technique

Pottery: Nile silt ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels