Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Red polish ware jar

Predynastic Period
ca. 4500–4000 B.C. (?)
From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Abydos, The precinct of the temple of Osiris, Egypt Exploration Fund excavations
10 1/4 in. (26 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1902
Accession Number:
Not on view
Egypt Exploration Fund excavations. Acquired by the EEF in the division of finds. Acquired by the Museum through subscription to the EEF, 1902.

Related Objects

Decorated Ware Jar Depicting Ungulates and Boats with Human Figures

Date: ca. 3500–3300 B.C. Medium: Pottery, paint Accession: 20.2.10 On view in:Gallery 101

Relief of an Acacia Tree Shading Water Jars with Drinking Cups

Date: ca. 2051–2030 B.C. Medium: Limestone, paint Accession: 26.3.353c On view in:Gallery 104

Pottery vase with inscription labeling a royal estate

Date: ca. 3100 B.C. Medium: Pottery, ink Accession: 01.4.62 On view in:Gallery 101

Jar with Motifs of Plants and Water

Date: ca. 3450–3300 B.C. Medium: Pottery, paint (Decorated ware) Accession: 99.4.137 On view in:Gallery 101

Vessel inscribed for King Qaa

Date: ca. 2900 B.C. Medium: Limestone, organic material (?) Accession: 01.4.20 On view in:Gallery 101