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Black-topped redware beaker

Ware type: B ware Vessel type: beaker Profile: convex Rim type: plain Base: small flat Surface Condition: worn; vertical burnishing marks Vessel Condition: one large fragment is missing Decoration: none Other: '30' written on base

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 707 [M/707/2]. 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

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

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 11 cm (5 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-1193

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels