Black-topped redware beaker

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–II, 3850–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 52

Dimensions

Overall: 21 x 13 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1201

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Black-topped Redware beaker, tall and slender with a flat base, and a plain flaring rim. The surface is in very good condition, with nice colors. The vessel is incomplete and in three fragments. Has been repaired.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 52, no. 2 [M/52/2]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition