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Ovoid jar with painted boats

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D Ware ovoid jar with a flat base and a flattened rim. Two tubular lug handles on the body, with spirals painted on them. Body decoration depicts two boats on the water. Each boat has two cabins, a palm frond, and a standard. One standard is shaped like the letter ' Z ', the other like the...

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Provenance

From Abadiya, B158. 1898-1899, excavated by William Mathew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; sent over directly from Cairo on March 9, 1899 by Arthur C. Mace. (Accessioned on: October 1, 1899)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, 3650–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Abadieh, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 11.5 x 9 cm (4 1/2 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.712

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels