Red ware beaker

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1–2
2960–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan

Dimensions

Overall: 23.5 x 9 cm (9 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2898

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Red Ware
Vessel type: beaker
Profile: cylinder
Rim type: rolled everted
Base: flat
Surface Condition: slip and burnished
Vessel Condition: large rim chip, cracked
Decoration: scalloped design around upper part
Other: extremely heavy, dense fabric

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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