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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Jar
Date Made:3600-3200 BCE (Predynastic, Naqada II period)
Type:Container
Materials:Ceramic; earthenware
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:Overall: 6 3/4 in; 17.1 cm
Accession Number:  MH 10.X.A.AES
Credit Line:1937 Eskesen loan (probably)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Black-topped red ware jar. Tall, narrow shape, tapering to flat bottom, one inch in diameter. Black area around mouth, rest dark red. Polished to smooth surface. Fine quality.

Image depicted in "The Chronology of Egyptian Predynastic Black-Topped Ware," by Eliz Finkenstaedt in Zeitschrift fur Agyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde, 1976. Copy in object file.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; containers; vessels; pottery; jars

Link to share this object record:
https://museums.fivecolleges.edu/detail.php?t=objects&type=ext&id_number=MH+10.X.A.AES

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