Decorated Ware Jar Depicting Ungulates and Boats with Human Figures
- Predynastic, Late Naqada II
- ca. 3500–3300 B.C.
- From Egypt
- Pottery, paint
- h. 30 x w. 31 cm (11 13/16 x 12 3/16 in.)
diam (of rim): 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)
diam (of opening): 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1920
- Accession Number:
The images on this vessel represent important social or religious events, the precise significance of which is not perfectly understood. Two male and two female figures stand aboard a boat, which is depicted with oars and two cabins. In the areas surrounding the boat are mountains, birds that may represent flamingos, plants, and water.