Black-topped redware beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 701

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 10 cm (5 1/2 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-995

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: B ware
Vessel type: beaker
Profile: convex
Rim type: plain, mostly missing
Base: very small and rounded
Surface Condition: patches or erosion
Vessel Condition: good; no cracks, but the rim is largely missing
Decoration: none
Other: ‘19’ written on base

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 701 [M/701/1]. 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