Double libation cups

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I (Amratian) 3850–3650 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid (Mesa'eed)

Dimensions

Length: 29.5 cm (11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3931

Medium or Technique

Pottery: Nile clay ware

On View

Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Double libation cup of brownish-red Nile silt, with burnished surface, bowls decorated inside with wicker pattern.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 756 [M/756/2]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; awarded to the MFA by the government of Egypt, December 4, 1913.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition