Period: Predynastic, Late Naqada II
Date: ca. 3500–3300 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt
Medium: Pottery, paint
Dimensions: 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: 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.