Ovoid jar with boat motif
Predynastic Period, Naqada II to Dynasty 1
2960–2770 B.C., or earlier
Findspot: Egypt, Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb 439/1
Height: 17.8 cm (7 in.)
Medium or Technique
Pottery (Marl clay)
Out on Loan
On display at Albany Institute of History and Art, since September 23, 2001
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.
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
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition