Miniature globular jar with red painted line decoration (D-ware)

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Dehmit, Cemetery 45, Grave 446

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 4.5 cm (4 1/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.3521

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a miniature shouldered globular jar of Predynastic Egyptian “D-ware” style. It has a flat base, no neck, and a rolled rim. Two lug handles have been attached at the shoulders. It is decorated with red painted designs (now quite faded) including wavy lines and hatched patterns that may represent botanical motifs.

Provenance

From Demhid, Sham Nishai (Egypt). (ASN 45/446, 1908). Excavated by Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the Egyptian government.

(Accession Date: July 6, 2006)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia