Ovoid jar with painted boats

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abadieh, tomb B158

Dimensions

Overall: 11.5 x 9 cm (4 1/2 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.712

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

D Ware ovoid jar with a flat base and a flattened rim. Two tubular lug handles on the body, with spirals painted on them. Body decoration depicts two boats on the water. Each boat has two cabins, a palm frond, and a standard. One standard is shaped like the letter ’ Z ‘, the other like the letter ‘X’. Made of marl clay.

Provenance

From Abadiya, B158. 1898-1899, excavated by William Mathew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; sent over directly from Cairo on March 9, 1899 by Arthur C. Mace.
(Accessioned on: October 1, 1899)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription