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

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery Nile silt ware

Not On View


The Ancient World



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.


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