Black-topped redware beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 591

Dimensions

Overall: 22 x 18 cm (8 11/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-614

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Black-topped redware (B ware)
Vessel type: Beaker
Profile: convex sides
Rim type: plain, wide mouth
Base: small and flat
Surface Condition: worn and dull
Vessel Condition: good; 1 rim chip
Decoration: none
Other: might be 13-3-614. Very similar to M/591/1

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 591?. Doesn't match tomb card for 591, but is in object register as such and is labeled in pencil on the side of the vessel.
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