<em>Jar with Zigzag Panels</em>, ca. 3500–3300 B.C.E. Clay, pigment, 6 3/8 x greatest diam. 5 5/16 in. (16.2 x 13.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 09.889.402. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.09.889.402_NegA_print_bw.jpg)

Jar with Zigzag Panels

Medium: Clay, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 3500–3300 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 6 3/8 x greatest diam. 5 5/16 in. (16.2 x 13.5 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 09.889.402

Image: CUR.09.889.402_NegA_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Ovoid vase of buff pottery, with two broad sting-hole handles. Small flattened base. Short concave neck, slightly offset from shoulder. Straight, rather wide mouth. Rather broad lip, with flattened, slightly sloping upperside, bevelled and slightly rolled-back underside, sharply protruding over neck. Decorated in reddish-brown painting with six panels of nearly equal breadth, filled with horizontal “water-lines” from neck to base; handles included; on base a regular spiral; on lip dense radiating lines. Thick walls. Regular piece. Condition: Lip corroded. On one side, badly corroded below neck. For the rest, good. Very slightly efflorescence.

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