Egyptian Naqada painted pottery jarE230
A large squat globular pottery jar with with two pierced tubular lug handles and painted decoration consisting of spirals and wavy lines.
Egypt, Pre-dynastic, Naqada II, c. 3400-3300 BC
14.5 x 20.3 cms
Surface erosion on the upper body as seen in the photographs, otherwise intact.
Ex. private collection, Bedfordshire, UK; acquired mid 20th Century. On one side of the shoulder there is a partial black ink number ending “96” – the script is typical of Egypt Exploration Society (EES) inscriptions of the late 19th or early 20th Century.