Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
ca. 3350-3250 B.C.E.
Late Naqada II Period to early Naqada III Period
8 1/16 x greatest diam. 4 13/16 in. (20.4 x 12.2 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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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
overall, 09.889.608_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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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.
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