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Wavy-handled Jar

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Terracotta
  • Place Collected: Mezaideh, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 3200–3100 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Predynastic Period, late Naqada III Period
    DIMENSIONS 8 13/16 x diam. 3 1/2 in. (22.4 x 8.9 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 09.889.618
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wavy-handled vase of elongated ovoid shape, almost cylindrical, with flattened base; concave neck, sloping into shoulder; wide mouth, irregularly shaped; moulded lip, rolled-back and protruding over neck. Light red clay. On each side a long ledge consisting of low, pushed-up indistinct scallops, with a distinct shallow groove on either side. Condition: Badly corroded; little of the smoothed surface is left. Efflorescence. Lip chipped. Flaws in pottery.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Wavy-handled Jar, ca. 3200–3100 B.C.E. Terracotta, 8 13/16 x diam. 3 1/2 in. (22.4 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 09.889.618. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.09.889.618_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.09.889.618_NegA_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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