Cross-lined bowl with man netting a crocodile

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Cemetery U

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.2 x 15.6 cm (2 7/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1460

Medium or Technique

Pottery: Nile silt ware

On View

Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Shallow bowl of red Nile sily clay; hand polished; with white line decoration showing a scene of two men using a net to capture a crocodile.

Provenance

From Abydos, cemetery U. 1911: excavated by Eric Peet for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: October 1, 1911)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription