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Small buffware bowl with potmark

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Ware type: buff ware Vessel type: bowl Profile: convex Rim type: plain, chipped Base: flat Surface Condition: pale orange color Vessel Condition: body is cracked Decoration: Other: wet incised potmark on base- a cresent shaped gash; could be a volume measurement

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 952, no. 4 [M/952/4]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 5 x 10 cm (1 15/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5311

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels