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Beaker with Black Rim

Date circa 4000–3500 B.C.
Object type vessel
Medium, technique Nile silt
Dimensions

height x diameter: 10 x 11 cm

Inventory number 60.12-E
Collection Egyptian Art
On view This artwork is on view at the permanent exhibition

A black discoloring appears on the top of the handmade beaker – made of Nile silt clay – which was probably produced during the firing. The outer surface of the cup is carefully burnished and is covered by a red ochre slip. The interior surface is finely smoothed, and the base has traces of finger modelling.

This record is subject to revision due to ongoing research.

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