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Black-topped redware beaker

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Ware type: Black-topped redware (B ware) Vessel type: Beaker Profile: convex sides Rim type: plain, wide mouth Base: small and flat Surface Condition: worn and dull Vessel Condition: good; 1 rim chip Decoration: none Other: might be 13-3-614. Very similar to M/591/1


From Mesaid tomb 591?. Doesn't match tomb card for 591, but is in object register as such and is labeled in pencil on the side of the vessel. 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: 22 x 18 cm (8 11/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

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The Ancient World