University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: E4997
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Egypt
Hiw
Period: Egyptian Predynastic Period
Naqada II
Date Made: 3550-3400 BC
Early Date: -3550
Late Date: -3400
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Ceramic
Paint
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Flamingo
Water
Triangle
Height: 24cm
Outside Diameter:25cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund, William Flinders Petrie, 1899
Other NumberAES1400 - Original Number

Description

Jar with triangular lugs. The scenes depicted on this vessel may illustrate both the river represented by flamingoes and wavy lines for water and the desert symbolized by rows of triangles. Buff ware. Four triangular knob suspensors. Decoration in dark red paint of hills, concentric semicircles, flamingoes, S figures, a sail with cabins and an aloe. Flat base; ovoid-shaped body; rolled rim.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 206-07/63AView Objects cited in this Publication

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