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Redware cup

Ware type: Redware (P ware) Vessel type: bowl or cup Profile: convex sides Rim type: plain; chipped Base: flat Surface Condition: Redware, interior and exterior slipped and burnished Vessel Condition: Good; no cracks, one piece of rim missing Decoration: none Other: "19" on base in black...

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From Mesaid tomb 575?. There is no tomb card for 575, nor a photo of the grave, but the object is labeled 575. Could be 565? but is a different ware type. 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: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World