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Black-topped redware beaker

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Conical black-topped redware beaker; exterior polish only; plain rim - broken; flat base - very worn.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 44 debris [M/44/7]. 1910: 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; Naqada I-II Period, 3850–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 12.4 cm (3 15/16 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

M/44/7

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels