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Cross-lined beaker with two cows and a calf modeled on rim

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Cross-lined jar of red Nile silt clay with white-painted, linear decoration of a stylized plant motif. Around the rim are applied figures of two cows and a calf


Said to be from Sheikh Ali. 1904: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (04.1814-04.1819) for £5. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1904)

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Emily Esther Sears Fund

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


Height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pottery; Nile silt ware


The Ancient World