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Cross-lined bowl with man netting a crocodile

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Shallow bowl of red Nile sily clay; hand polished; with white line decoration showing a scene of two men using a net to capture a crocodile.


From Abydos, cemetery U. 1911: excavated by Eric Peet for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: October 1, 1911)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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

Object Place for Label


Abydos, Egypt


Height x diameter: 6.2 x 15.6 cm (2 7/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery: Nile silt ware


The Ancient World