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Vase with Painted Animals

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Clay, pigment
DATES ca. 3300–3100 B.C.E.
PERIOD Predynastic Period, early Naqada III Period
DIMENSIONS 13 x Diam. 7 in. (33 x 17.8 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tall buff colored vase with red decorations. Above, large crocodiles (?) and below, two crocodiles (?), the one behind holding tail of foremost in his mouth; below them, a series of four serpents. On opposite side of vase a series of six vertical serpents. All decorations matt finish. Condition: Cracked at rim.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Vase with Painted Animals, ca. 3300–3100 B.C.E. Clay, pigment, 13 x Diam. 7 in. (33 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 61.87. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 61.87_front_PS6.jpg)
IMAGE front, 61.87_front_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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