London, South Kensington
20 October 1999
A PREDYNASTIC PAINTED POTTERY JAR
NAQADA III, CIRCA 3200-3000 B.C.
The reddish buffware cylindrical body painted with dark purple criss-cross bands imitating the net in which vessels were carried, and decorated in relief with a scalloped line below the everted rounded rim
7.5/8 in. (19.5 cm.) high
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Cf. W. Needler, Predynastic and Archaic Egypt in the Brooklyn Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, 1984, p. 215, no. 73, pl. 20, for similar from Abu Zaidan, Upper Egypt.
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