Jar with Boat Designs
Originally this pot was suspended with string through holes in the three handles. The three painted boats all include palm branches at the prow, what may be oars along the bottom, and two cabins on deck. Each cabin houses a female figure flanked by smaller males, possibly representing a goddess and her priests. The upraised arms and long skirt of the female figures resemble those on a slightly earlier terracotta statuette, but the heads look very different.
- Medium: Pottery, painted
- Dates: ca. 3450-3350 B.C.E.
- Period: Predynastic Period-middle Naqada II Period
- Dimensions: 6 7/8 x greatest diam. 8 1/4 in. (17.5 x 20.9 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 09.889.400
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Jar with Boat Designs, ca. 3450-3350 B.C.E. Pottery, painted, 6 7/8 x greatest diam. 8 1/4 in. (17.5 x 20.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 09.889.400. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (77%)