Black-topped redware beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 706

Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 9.5 cm (5 1/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-1191

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: B ware
Vessel type: beaker
Profile: convex
Rim type: slightly rolled
Base: small flat
Surface Condition: nice coloration
Vessel Condition: very good; no cracks or chips
Decoration: none
Other: ‘18’ written on base

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 706 [M/706/2]. 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