Black-topped redware jar/ beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 140

Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 9 cm, 0.5 kg (5 1/8 x 3 9/16 in., 1.1 lb.) Storage: 4 x 7 x 7 cm (1 9/16 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

M/140/1

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Black-topped redware shoulder jar/beaker; very slight rolled rim; tiny flat base; 2 fragments- incomplete; worn, flaking

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 140 [M/140/1]: object marked M/140/x. We assigned it to be object number one.
1910: 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