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Black-topped redware jar/ beaker

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Black-topped redware shoulder jar/beaker; very slight rolled rim; tiny flat base; 2 fragments- incomplete; worn, flaking

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 140 [M/140/1]: object marked M/140/x. We assigned it to be object number one. 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 Period, Naqada I–II, 3850–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 9 cm, 0.5 kg (5 1/8 x 3 9/16 in., 1.1 lb.) Storage: 4 x 7 x 7 cm (1 9/16 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

M/140/1

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels