Predynastic Painted Pottery Jar

SKU: MS.0148

Origin: Egypt
Circa: Pre-Dynastic Period, Naqada II, 3400 BC to 3300 BC
Dimensions: 8" (23 cm) Height
Medium: Terracotta

Ovoid in form, with flat base, decorated with zigzags around the neck and garlands of zigzags on the body


Michael Rice collection, UK, acquired 1960s-1970s

With no visible repair or restoration. Stable crack running across base and up onto lower body, other minor stable hairline surface cracks in vicinity, with two surface chips to base. Rubbing, flaking and wear to painted decoration, particularly on unillustrated side, with patches of light surface pitting. Small patch of light surface encrustation on top of body on right hand side as illustrated, some small patches of mottled grey discolouration on unillustrated side on left hand side Overall minor surface nicks and abrasions.

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