Beaker

Egyptian
Late Predynastic to Early Dynastic Period
3300–2690 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 844

Dimensions

Overall: 11.3 x 8.5 cm (4 7/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

M/844/1

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Redware (P ware)
Vessel type: beaker
Profile: straight sided with carination near base
Rim type: plain everted
Base: flat
Surface Condition: slipped interior and slipped and burnished exterior
Vessel Condition: ok; rim chip, crack
Decoration:
Other: 2 suspension holes near rim opposite each other; very unusual shape

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 844 [M/844/1]. Does not appear to be in the object register, but is on tomb card.
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