Wavy-Lined Jar

Wavy-Lined Jar

4000-3000 BC

Marl clay pottery

Diameter: 10.1 cm (4 in.); Diameter of mouth: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.); Overall: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1920.1983

Description

Tall slender jars decorated with a wavy line in relief occur toward the end of the Predynastic Period. The netlike motif imitates the kind of rope sling or cradle that was used to carry this type of jar without handles.

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