Cross-lined bowl with zigzags

Egyptian
Predynastic Period, Naqada I (Amratian)
about 4000–3500 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 12.5 x 18 cm (4 15/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1818

Medium or Technique

Pottery: Nile silt ware

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Deep bowl of reddish Nile silt, with red slip and white painted, linear decoration of triangles and chevrons.

Provenance

Said to be from Sheikh Ali. 1904: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (04.1814-04.1819) for £5. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1904)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund