An Egyptian Blacktop Redware Vessel, Pre-Dynastic B.C - Sands of Time Ancient Art
Black topped, red polished beaker with molded rim (type
A large Pre-Dynastic black-topped beaker, Naqada IIb-IIa, c. 3900 - 3650 BC, the walls almost straight, just narrowing before the mouth; the base is flat. Gorgeous deep red-orange tones contrast nicely with the deep, glossy black. H: 10 5/8" (26.9 cm); W: 6 1/4" (15.8 cm). Intact with nicely burnished glossy surfaces, one single minor rim chip. Cf. Kaplan, Predynastic Egyptian Pottery (2005), p. 12 for the type; Ex Orange County private collection. A lovely example of what many consider one…
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Beaker found in a cemetery on Sai Island, Sudan. Kerma Period, c. BCE/ i think the top glaze is wood ash
Cincinnati Art Museum's most ancient artwork - Predynastic Egyptian pottery. The black around the top was symbolic of the Nile River, the black silt that came ashore from the river and made the land very fertile for farming.