Globular jar (decorated ware) - 910.85.35_1


Globular jar (decorated ware)

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware), painted
Geography: Undetermined site, Egypt
Date: c. 3500-3100 BC
Period: Naqada II (Gerzean) Period, Predynastic Period
19.7 x 19.8 cm
Object number: 910.85.35
Not on view

Example of Flinders Petrie's 'decorated ware' are characterized by red painted decoration on a pale orange surface.  This globular jar with a modelled rim is without handles and stands on a flat base.  It was likely found in a grave and may have held water for the deceased in the Afterlife. Geometric designs dominate decorated ware. The painted decoration on this vessel forms a series of panels separated by wavy lines.  The first register under the rim contains a series of eight panels containing spirals.  A second register has a further eight panels with spirals separated by groups of six vertical wavy lines. The lower register has a series of horizontal wavy lines with diagonal intersecting bands of three wavy lines. The surface is worn in places and has some white encrustation.

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