Egyptian Predynastic Pottery Painted Vessel


14013. Egyptian Predynastic Pottery Painted Vessel

Naqada II-III, Circa 3200 BCE

Made from fine Nile silt clay, a storage vessel of ovoid form, with small flat base and slightly everted rim, the body is decorated with painted concentric circles, and with a pair of pierced lug handles at the shoulders. This vessel was likely used to store food such as wheat and barley.
Dimensions: Height: 3-3/4 inches (9.53 cm) H

Very good condition, with minor chips and infill paint.

See Predynastic and Archaic Egypt in The Brooklyn Museum, New York: The Brooklyn Museum (1984), pgs. 209-210.

Ex. Private American collection 1970s-2000s.

Original Price: $2,200

Special Price: $1,750

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