Black-topped redware beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 788

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 7.5 cm (4 15/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-1254

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: B ware (black-topped redware)
Vessel type: beaker
Profile: convex
Rim type: plain
Base: flat
Surface Condition: good polishing
Vessel Condition: complete, small rim chip
Decoration:
Other: “18” written on base

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 788 [M/788/2]. 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