A small Naqada II terracotta ovoid jar with crimson decoration
Lot 6
A small Egyptian Predynastic pottery jar
Sold for £2,160 (US$ 3,628) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A small Egyptian Predynastic pottery jar
Naqada II, 4000-3000 B.C.
The ovoid body with decorated in reddish-brown slip with a pair of boats, one on each side, each with two cabins, a palm branch extending from the prow and a standard with streamers, one with twenty-seven oars, the other with twenty-nine, with water lines above the tubular lug handles and a triangular leaf under each, with a collection number marked in black ink below the flattened rim, 'P.1193', 4in (10cm) high, a few small chips on the rim

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  • Provenance:
    Private U.K. collection, formed in the 1970s. The interior of the jar with fragmentary old collection label,'From the tombs at Bal, Upper Egypt. Between VI & XI Dynasties, B.C. 350(0), presented by Prof. F.Pe(trie)'
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