Black-Topped Beaker

c. 4000–3500 BCE
Diameter: 12.4 cm (4 7/8 in.); Overall: 29.1 cm (11 7/16 in.)
Location: 107 Egyptian
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Red polished vessels with black rims (known as black-topped red ware or B-ware) were the most common funerary pottery during the early Predynastic Period. The characteristic blackening of the rim was probably achieved by burying the mouth of the pot in the ashes of the kiln. The iron in the exposed part would then fire red while the covered area turned black.
Black-Topped Beaker

Black-Topped Beaker

c. 4000–3500 BCE

Egypt, Predynastic (5000–2950 BCE), Naqada I–IIb (3900–3300 BCE)

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