Jar with Painted Decoration

A work made of ceramic, pigment.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of ceramic, pigment.

Date:

Predynastic Period, Naqada II (about 3500–3200 BC)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

The form of this pottery jar imitates the more costly vessels made of stone. The swirl pattern is characteristic of the late Predynastic Period.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Jar with Painted Decoration

Origin

Egypt

Date

3500 BC–3200 BC

Medium

Ceramic, pigment

Dimensions

13.3 × 19.5 × 19.2 cm (5 1/4 × 7 5/8 × 7 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris

Reference Number

1892.40

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