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Black-topped redware beaker

Ware type: B ware (Black-topped redware) Vessel type: large beaker Profile: convex Rim type: plain Base: flat Surface Condition: worn with white deposits; interesting firing colors Vessel Condition: complete in 3 fragments Decoration: none Other:


From Mesaid tomb 681? Vessel is marked M/681/1, but on the tomb card and in the register that object is a redware pot of similar profile. Could be M/680/2- shown in photo B1966 bottom row (second from left but misidentified there also as 681/1 on the print). The real M/681/1 is identified in the MFA collection. 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.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Mesaid, Egypt


Overall: 28.5 x 17 cm (11 1/4 x 6 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World