As an undergraduate student at Boston University, I volunteered in the Egyptian Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. One of the jobs I was given was to clean up and inventory the basement storage areas. Much of the material was disorganized chaos and it was like being on the excavation. One of the first things I found lying in a dusty shelf was a shallow oval dish of handmade, red burnished pottery. I recognized it as Amratian or Nadada I Predynastic, but even more intriguing were two oval scars on the bottom. I realized from my studies that this might be one of the type of bowls with human feet that were known from that period. Later, elsewhere in the basement, I found two small clay feet which when I ride them on the bowl, fit. I was able to get the Museum’s conservation and research laboratory to re-attach them and it eventually was put on display as the Museum’s only example of this important type of object. It had been purchased by the first Egyptian curator, Albert M. Lythgoe in Luxor in 1903.