Apr 13, 2007
Apr 13, 2007

Squat Jar with Lug Handles

Squat Jar with Lug Handles

c. 3400–3300 BC

Marl clay pottery

Diameter: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.); Diameter of mouth: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.); Overall: 14.5 x 23.2 cm (5 11/16 x 9 1/8 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1920.1987



Buff-colored pottery decorated in red paint is characteristic of the later Predynastic period. The spirals and wavy lines on this jar imitate the appearance of more costly vessels made of hard stones.

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