Large black-topped red polished beaker

Egyptian
Predynastic, Nagada II (Gerzean) Period
3700–3250 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Naqada, 1498

Dimensions

Overall: 37 x 19 cm (14 9/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

97.78

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

B ware; convex beaker; flat base; plain, flaring rim; shiny, but worn at base. Two cracks, one large rim piece missing. Petrie type B25N. Dry scratched potmark at rim: two parallel, horizontal lines above two parallel vertical and two parallel horizontal lines which are joined at a 90 degree angle at the upper left.

Provenance

From Naqada, 1487. By 1897: Kate Bradbury collection; 1897: given to the MFA by Kate Bradbury.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Kate Bradbury