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Wavy-handled Jar

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Terracotta
  • Place Excavated: El Masa'id, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 3350-3250 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Naqada II Period to early Naqada III Period
    DIMENSIONS 8 1/16 x greatest diam. 4 13/16 in. (20.4 x 12.2 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 09.889.608
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Wavy-handled Jar, ca. 3350-3250 B.C.E. Terracotta, 8 1/16 x greatest diam. 4 13/16 in. (20.4 x 12.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 09.889.608. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 09.889.608_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wavy-handled vase of ovoid shape, with broad flattened base, short neck, sloping into shoulder, with marked ridge at joint; wide, almost elliptical mouth, spreading moulded thin lip, protruding and beveled to neck. On each side of shoulder a high wavy-lined ledge, indented into three scallops. Light buff clay. Incised potmark in middle of body. A ridge on neck probably accidental. Condition: Lip corroded; flaws in pottery. White efflorescence.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (73%)
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