Redware beaker with potmark

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–II, 3850–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 681

Dimensions

Overall: 16.5 x 11 cm (6 1/2 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5372

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Redware (P ware)
Vessel type: beaker
Profile: convex
Rim type: plain
Base: flat
Surface Condition: worn and scratched; slipped and burnished
Vessel Condition: no cracks, complete
Decoration:
Other: potmark of X on base; “19” on base in black ink

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 681 [M/681/1]. 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