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Cross-lined bowl with zigzags

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Deep bowl of reddish Nile silt, with red slip and white painted, linear decoration of triangles and chevrons.


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 (Amratian), about 4000–3500 B.C.


Height x diameter: 12.5 x 18 cm (4 15/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pottery: Nile silt ware


The Ancient World