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Cylinder beaker

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 955

Dimensions

Overall: 24 x 11 cm (9 7/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5114.1

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: Buffware
Vessel type: beaker
Profile: cylinder
Rim type: rolled
Base: flat, with large hole
Surface Condition: buffware with olive slip; heavily encrusted
Vessel Condition: nearly complete, in 7 (seven) pieces
Decoration: incised ring near rim
 Other:

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 955, no. 15 [M/955/15]. 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