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R ware beaker

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 539

Dimensions

Overall: 49 x 13 cm (19 5/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-1110

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: conical beaker
Profile: straight sided
Rim type: rolled
Base: pointed and thick
Surface Condition: rough, poor condition
Vessel Condition: 18 fragments and some some surface chips
Decoration: none
Other: thick walled

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 539 [M/539/1]. 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