Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Large red polished ware jar

Period:
Predynastic Period
Date:
ca. 3850–2960 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt; Probably from Northern Upper Egypt, Abadiya, EEF excavaions 1898-1899
Medium:
Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1899
Accession Number:
99.4.151
Not on view
Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund at Abadiya. Received from the Egyptian government in the division of finds. Allotted to the Metropolitan Museum, 1899.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 17.

Related Objects

Decorated Ware Jar Depicting Ungulates and Boats with Human Figures

Artist: Date: ca. 3500–3300 B.C.
Accession Number: 20.2.10
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

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

Decorated ware jar with spiral design

Artist: Date: ca. 3650–3500 B.C.
Accession Number: 10.176.119
Date: ca. 3650–3500 B.C. Medium: Pottery, paint Accession: 10.176.119 On view in:Gallery 101

Jar Decorated with Boats

Artist: Date: ca. 3450–3350 B.C.
Accession Number: 07.228.135
Date: ca. 3450–3350 B.C. Medium: Pottery, paint (Decorated Ware) Accession: 07.228.135 On view in:Gallery 101

Cylindrical Jar

Artist: Date: ca. 3200–3100 B.C.
Accession Number: 12.187.5
Date: ca. 3200–3100 B.C. Medium: Pottery Accession: 12.187.5 On view in:Gallery 103