Black-topped redware beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 118

Dimensions

Overall: 13.2 x 9 cm (5 3/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

M/118/1

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Black-topped beaker, small flat base, convex sides, rolled rim, one crack, nice colors. Potmark of scratched cross-lined design. Black ink 7 on base.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 118 [M/118/1]. 1910: 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