Tall cross-lined beaker decorated with animals and abstract patterns at base and neck

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


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 32.2 x 13.8 cm (12 11/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1898

Medium or Technique

Pottery Nile silt ware

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Tall jar with flaring mouth, with dark red glaze (badly worn in some areas) over pinkish clay. The decoration consists of three rows of triangles and two narrow lines around neck, a row of triangles inside rim and drawings of unidentified objects on the body, with a wide zigzag line below. Broken and mended.

Provenance

Said to be from Abadiya. 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe for 10 shillings. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund