Black-topped redware beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 785

Dimensions

Overall: 18.5 x 15.5 cm (7 5/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5307

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: plain
Base: small, flat
Surface Condition: good; wide band of black on one side
Vessel Condition: good- 1 rim chip
Decoration: none
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 785, no. 2 [M/785/2]. 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