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Scope note
Refers to the Egyptian pottery style produced during the Badarian, Amratian, and Gerzean periods from about 6000 to 2925 BCE. The style is characterized by polishd thin-walled, handmade vesels coated with a red ocher wash, with black tops probably produced by placing the vessels while hot in carbonizing organic matter.
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