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Large conical R ware beaker

Egyptian
Predynastic
3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 764

Dimensions

Overall at rim approximately 36 x 19 cm (14 3/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.5454

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: beaker, conical shape
Profile: slightly convex sides
Rim type: slightly rolled
Base: pointed
Surface Condition: rough, smoke smudging, bullseye at rim
Vessel Condition: might be complete; in 19 fragments including one large body piece which is cracked; not good condition
Decoration: none
Other: probably a late type

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 764 [M/764/1]. 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