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Miniature beaker with lug handles

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada III 3300–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tombs 569 and 570

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

13-3-1115

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: S ware?
Vessel type: beaker
Profile: convex sided; miniature
Rim type: plain, inverted
Base: rounded
Surface Condition: half is blackened, half is pinkish white color
Vessel Condition: incomplete in 2 fragments
Decoration: 2 lug handles
Other: thick walled

Provenance

From Mesaid tombs 569 and 570 debris. Tomb card says one half was found in 569, one half in 570. Object is catalogued on the tomb card for 569, but not 570.
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