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Double libation cups

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Double libation cup of brownish-red Nile silt, with burnished surface, bowls decorated inside with wicker pattern.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 756 [M/756/2]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; awarded to the MFA by the government of Egypt, December 4, 1913. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I (Amratian) 3850–3650 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 29.5 cm (11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3931

Medium or Technique

Pottery: Nile clay ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels