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Redware cup

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 575

Dimensions

Overall: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-976

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Redware (P ware)
Vessel type: bowl or cup
Profile: convex sides
Rim type: plain; chipped
Base: flat
Surface Condition: Redware, interior and exterior slipped and burnished
Vessel Condition: Good; no cracks, one piece of rim missing
Decoration: none
Other: “19” on base in black ink.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 575?. There is no tomb card for 575, nor a photo of the grave, but the object is labeled 575. Could be 565? but is a different ware type.
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