Jar with Impressed and Incised Decoration
Early Nubian potters often decorated vessels with two or three rows of geometric shapes, usually triangles or squares. Sometimes they added a rhythmic design, as in this example, by using a pointed tool to create dots and dashes.
- Medium: Pottery
- Place Excavated: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 3300-3100 B.C.E.
- Period: Predynastic Period, Naqada III Period
- Dimensions: 5 1/16 x 3 in. (12.8 x 7.6 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: 09.889.445
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Jar with Impressed and Incised Decoration, ca. 3300-3100 B.C.E. Pottery, 5 1/16 x 3 in. (12.8 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 09.889.445. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (81%)