Redware beaker with scalloped border

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 956

Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 9.5 cm (5 1/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5537

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Redware
Vessel type: beaker
Profile: slightly concave (wider at base)
Rim type: rolled
Base: flat
Surface Condition: slipped. Band of scalloped impressions near neck
Vessel Condition: good; rim slightly eroded
Decoration: none
Other: N3b W80

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 956 [M/956/b]. 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