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Fragment of a decorated jar

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Pottery fragment of a decorated jar. At the top are a frieze of birds. Below are three geometric borders. The decorations are in purple, with touches of brilliant red on a pale yellow ground.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Temple of Apollo. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician?, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x length: 8.4 x 8.7 cm (3 5/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.617

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels