Black-topped redware beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 777

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 8.5 cm (5 1/2 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5398

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Black-topped redware (B ware)
Vessel type: beaker
Profile: convex sided
Rim type: slightly rolled
Base: flat
Surface Condition: slightly worn
Vessel Condition: good- complete
Decoration: none
Other: “18” in black ink on base

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 777 [M/777].
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