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  • Vessel, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, ca. 3450–3300 b.c.
    Egyptian
    Painted pottery; H. 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1920 (20.2.10)

    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.

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  • Vessel, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, ca. 3450–3300 B.C.
    Egyptian
    Painted pottery; H. 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1920 (20.2.10)

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