c. 3400–3300 BC
Marl clay pottery
Diameter: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.); Diameter of mouth: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.); Overall: 14.5 x 23.2 cm (5 11/16 x 9 1/8 in.)
Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1920.1987
Buff-colored pottery decorated in red paint is characteristic of the later Predynastic period. The spirals and wavy lines on this jar imitate the appearance of more costly vessels made of hard stones.
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