Black topped red ware with serrated label 1745/6. It is chipped in two places on the rim. 234mm high. Part of the MacGregor collection purchased by Wellcome in 1922. Probably excavated by Petrie at Naqada (1840 written on the base). Black topped red ware is a fine red pottery with blackened rim. How such vessels were decorated has been much debated. This vessel probably dates to the Naqada II Period (3500-3100BC).
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