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Oval-shaped Vase

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

DATES ca. 3850-3500 B.C.E.
PERIOD Predynastic Period, Naqada I Period
DIMENSIONS 6 3/16 x Diam. 3 11/16 in. (15.7 x 9.4 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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CAPTION Oval-shaped Vase, ca. 3850-3500 B.C.E. Clay, 6 3/16 x Diam. 3 11/16 in. (15.7 x 9.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 07.447.347. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.07.447.347_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
IMAGE profile, CUR.07.447.347_NegA_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2012
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Black-topped red-polished pottery vase; ovoid, on very small flattened, slightly hollowed base with rather narrow mouth; plain rim; very short neck, barely indicated. Black portion uneven. Polish unusually lustrous, except at lip. Condition: Two flight chips in rim. Abrasions of polish near rim. Otherwise good.
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