Egyptian Pre-Dynastic Terracotta Jar

 

Egyptian Pre-Dynastic Terracotta Jar

An ancient Egyptian Pre-Dynastic squat terracotta jar with string hole lug handles.

Naqada II (Gerzean Period).
Pre-Dynastic Period, Ca. 3200-3000 BC.
Height: 5 1/4 in. (13.4 cm).
Rim chipped but otherwise intact.

Vases of this early period were often made out of various types of stone, later terracotta jars were painted with designs to represent the material from which early vases would have been made. The holes in the handles were used to suspend the vase.

cf.: G. Scott, Ancient Egyptian Art at Yale, (Yale, 1986) p. 30.

Formerly in the collection of a botanist and Fellow of Saint John's College, Cambridge who was posted to Egypt between 1904-1914.

Inv#: 4319

$3,250

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