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Miniature beaker with lug handles

Ware type: S ware? Vessel type: beaker Profile: convex sided; miniature Rim type: plain, inverted Base: rounded Surface Condition: half is blackened, half is pinkish white color Vessel Condition: incomplete in 2 fragments Decoration: 2 lug handles Other: thick walled


From Mesaid tombs 569 and 570 debris. Tomb card says one half was found in 569, one half in 570. Object is catalogued on the tomb card for 569, but not 570. 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 III 3300–2960 B.C.


Mesaid, Egypt


Overall: 6.5 x 6.5 cm (2 9/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World