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Black-topped redware beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 817

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 6.5 cm (4 15/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5354

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
Rim type: Tiny and flat
Base: Slightly rolled
Surface Condition: Worn
Vessel Condition: Complete in four pieces
Decoration:
Other: Three holes drilled; one through margin, two through surface. Two stickers; one labeled “73.210” and one labeled “E7” from lab sampling procedure [see also Eg.Inv.8719]

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 817 [M/817/2]. 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