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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

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–II, 3850–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 22 x 18 cm (8 11/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-614

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels