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Black-topped red ware jar

Period:
Predynastic, Naqada II
Date:
ca. 3650–3300 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Abadiya, Cemetery B, Tomb B115, EEF excavations 1898–99
Medium:
Pottery
Dimensions:
H: 14.2 cm (5 9/16 in.); diam: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1899
Accession Number:
99.4.110
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 101
Excavated 1898-9 by Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund at Abadiyeh. Allotted to the EEF by the Egyptian Government in the division of finds. Received by the Museum through subscription.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 25.

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