Jar with Boat Designs
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 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 a slightly earlier terracotta statuette, but the heads look very different.
ca. 3450-3350 B.C.E.
Predynastic Period-middle Naqada II Period
6 7/8 x greatest diam. 8 1/4 in. (17.5 x 20.9 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Jar with Boat Designs, ca. 3450-3350 B.C.E. Clay, 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
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