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Black-topped jar with incised figure of a ram

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The finest pottery wares to have survived from the Pre-dynastic Period were not utilitarian items designed for use in the home, but rather seem to have been made specifically as burial offerings for an emerging elite class. The beauty and technical quality of the finest among them would remain...

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Provenance

From Abadiya, tomb B 83. 1898-1899, excavated by William Mathew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; sent over directly from Cairo on March 9, 1899 by Arthur C. Mace. (Accessioned on: October 1, 1899)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Nagada I, 3850–3650 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Abadiya, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 23.2 x 11.5 cm (9 1/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

99.710

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile silt clay)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels