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Black-topped shoulder jar

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Rather coarse clay; roughly finished; black top; cracked and covered wtih whitish deposit. Rolled everted rim- chipped, flat base.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Naqada 469

Credit Line

Gift of W. M. F. Petrie

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada III, 3300–2960 B.C.

Object Place

Naqada, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 31.5 x 16.7 cm (12 3/8 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.83

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels