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Black-topped redware beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 661

Dimensions

Overall: 13.5 x 9.5 cm (5 5/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-1179

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Redware (P ware)
Vessel type: beaker
Profile: convex
Rim type: plain, chipped
Base: rounded point
Surface Condition: worn, especially near base
Vessel Condition: no cracks
Decoration:
Other: small irregularity at base, “t99” (?) on side

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 661 [M/661/1]. 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