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Jar with Boat Designs

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
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 the slightly earlier terracotta statuette in a nearby case, but the heads look very different.
MEDIUM Clay, pigment
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)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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CAPTION Jar with Boat Designs, ca. 3450-3350 B.C.E. Clay, pigment, 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.09.889.400_erg456.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.09.889.400_erg456.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 9/6/2007
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