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Polished redware pot with small, flat base, exterior has horizontal burnish strokes and interior is high polished black.

Provenance

From Gerf Hussein (ASN 73/6/1). 1908. Excavated by Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the Egyptian government. (Accession date: May 19, 2006)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Nubian, A-Group, 3100–3000 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.3284

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels