Jar with registers of plant ornament and animals
- Ptolemaic Period
- 100–30 B.C.
- From Egypt, Middle Egypt, Tuna el-Gebel
- H. 14 cm (5 1/2 in.); Dia. 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
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This elaborately decorated vessel belongs to a later Ptolemaic type made outside Alexandria.
On the neck of the vessel partially preserved panels with nude figures in marsh environments can be noted. Two registers at the top of the body of the vessel show vegetal motifs. These are followed by a register with birds, fish, fruits, and other vegetation, and then a register with groupings of animals including a hare, and a griffon. The bottom of the vessel is cupped by a lotus calyx.