Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
ca. 3150-3050 B.C.E.
Predynastic Period-late Naqada III Period
8 13/16 x diam. 3 1/2 in. (22.4 x 8.9 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Wavy-handled Jar, ca. 3150-3050 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
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 9/6/2007
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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.
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