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Decorated Globular Jar

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Clay, pigment
  • Place Excavated: Adaima, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 3500–3300 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Predynastic Period, Naqada II Period
    DIMENSIONS 5 1/2 x Greatest Diam. 7 5/8 in. (14 x 19.4 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 07.447.440
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Squat globular jar with two broad string-hole handles on shoulder. Reddish pottery, decorated, in reddish brown painting, all over with spirals in neat rows; a central one on bottom; semi-circular strokes around neck; a dense criss-cross pattern on lip, radiating line on its underside. Rounded bottom. Straight mouth. Thin lip, flat-topped, underside bevelled to very short neck. Well potted. Condition: Good. Two chip in bottom, one in one handle. Lip abraded around edge and slightly chipped. Some efflorescence.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Decorated Globular Jar, ca. 3500–3300 B.C.E. Clay, pigment, 5 1/2 x Greatest Diam. 7 5/8 in. (14 x 19.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 07.447.440. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 07.447.440_SL1.jpg)
    IMAGE side, side 1, 07.447.440_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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