Ovoid jar with boat motif

Egyptian
Predynastic Period, Naqada II to Dynasty 1
2960–2770 B.C., or earlier


Findspot: Egypt, Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb 439/1

Dimensions

Height: 17.8 cm (7 in.)

Accession Number

13.3923

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl clay)

Out on Loan

On display at Albany Institute of History and Art, since September 23, 2001

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ovoid, shouldered jar of pale marl clay with pierced ledge handles; decorated in red paint with scenes of Nile foliage and boats. Petrie’s D Ware.

Provenance

From Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb 439/1. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Accession date: December, 1913

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition