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Jar decorated with checkerboard pattern

Period:
Predynastic Period
Date:
ca. 3850–2960 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Pottery, paint
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.1172
Not on view
Formerly in the collection of the Reverend Chauncey Murch (died 1907). Collected between 1883 and 1906 while Murch was a missionary in Egypt. Collection purchased by the Museum from the Murch family with funds provided by Helen Miller Gould, 1910.

Mace, Arthur C. 1911. "The Murch Collection of Egyptian Antiquities." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. 6, no. 1 (January, Supplement), pp. 23, 26, fig. 16.

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