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Black-topped redware beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 591

Dimensions

17 cm (6 11/16 in.) Diameter

Accession Number

13-3-1133

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Black-topped redware beaker
Vessel type: beaker
Profile: convex sides
Rim type: plain, wide mouth
Base: flat? not present
Surface Condition: very worn
Vessel Condition: incomplete in 24 fragments.
Decoration: none
Other: Previously joined, but now apart. Stored in 2 bags.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 591 [M/591/1]. 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