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Collection: Egypt - Predynastic (31)
Statue of Heqat, the Frog Goddess
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Late Naqada III Period (3100-2950 BC) to Early Dynastic Period, Early Dynasty 1
1976.5CCCC0
Palette in the Form of a Fish
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II-III period
1989.32CCCC0
Palette in the Form of a Turtle
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa-IIIa period
1989.47CCCC0
Squat Jar with Lug Handles
Egypt, middle Predynastic Period, Naqada IIb Period
1920.1987CCCC0
Decorated Jar with Boat Scenes
Egypt, Middle Predynastic Period, Naqada IIc-d periods
1914.639CCCC0
Wavy-Lined Jar
Egypt, late Predynastic Period, Naqada IIIa2
1920.1983CCCC0
Bull's-Head Amulet
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II-III Periods
1998.26CCCC0
White Cross-Lined Bowl with Turtle and Sun
Egypt, early Predynastic Period, Naqada I-IIa period
1920.2008CCCC0
Black-Topped Beaker
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada I-IIb Period
1920.1980CCCC0
Flint in the Form of a Bird
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II-III period, 4000-3000 BC
1995.40CCCC0
Black-Topped Beaker
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada I-IIb period
1920.2005CCCC0
Offering Table
Egypt, Probably Saqqara, north of the Step Pyramid, excavations of J.E. Quibell, 1, Predynastic Period, probably Dynasties 2-3
1914.653CCCC0
Fishtail Knife
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada Ia-IIa periods
1914.673CCCC0
Fishtail Knife
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada Ia-IIa period, 4500-3000 BC
1914.674CCCC0
Tall Jar with Rope Patterns
Egypt, Saqqara, north of the Step Pyramid, tomb 2305, excavations of J. E. Quibell, 1910-1911, Predynastic-Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3, reign of Djoser, to Dynasty 4, reign of Sneferu, 2628-2549 BC
1914.624CCCC0
Rhomboidal Knife
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada Ia-b period
1914.672CCCC0
Hand Axe
Egypt, EL-Haraga, Paleolithic Period
1915.41CCCC0
Squat Jar with Lug Handles
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIb Period
1920.1988CCCC0
Hand Axe
Egypt, Paleolithic Period
1915.42CCCC0
Hand Axe
Egypt, El-Haraga, excavated in 1914, Predynastic or Old Kingdom
1915.37CCCC0
Decorated Jar with Rope Pattern
Egypt, Predynastic Period,Naqada IId Period
1920.1986CCCC0
Rhomboidal Palette
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada I Period
1914.668CCCC0
Fishtail Knife
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIb period, 4000-3000 BC
1914.717CCCC0
Squat Dummy Jar with Lug Handles
Egypt, Probably Saqqara, north of the Step Pyramid, tomb 2347, excavations by J.E. Quibell, 1910-1911, Predynastic Period, late Dynasty 2-3,
1914.646CCCC0
Squat Dummy Jar with Lug Handles
Egypt, Probably Saqqara, north of the Step Pyramid, excavations of J. E. Quibell, 1910-1911, Predynastic, Dynasties 2-3, 2770-2573 BC
1914.637CCCC0
Cosmetic Vessel
Egypt, Saqqara, north of the Step Pyramid, tomb 2331, excavations of J. E. Quibell, 1910-1911, Predynastic, Dynasty 2-3, 2770-2573 BC
1914.636CCCC0
Ripple-Flaked Knife
Egypt, El-Haraga, cemetery G, tomb 413, excavated in 1914, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIc-IIId1 period 4000-3000 BC
1915.30CCCC0
Black-Topped Bowl
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Early Naqada II
1920.2006CCCC0
Wavy-Handled Jar
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa2 period (Dynasty 0) or later
1920.1984CCCC0
Hand Axe
Egypt, EL-Haraga, excavated in 1914, Predynastic, ca. 5000-3000 BC
1915.39CCCC0
Storage Jar
Egypt, Naqada III Period jar, with modern painted decoration
1920.1985CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Statue of Heqat, the Frog Goddess
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Late Naqada III Period (3100-2950 BC) to Early Dynastic Period, Early Dynasty 1
1976.5Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)Overall: 15.4 x 14.7 x 15.5 cm (6 1/16 x 5 13/16 x 6 1/8 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Palette in the Form of a Fish
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II-III period
1989.32GraywackeOverall: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)Bequest of Elisabeth M. SkalaCCCC0
Palette in the Form of a Turtle
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa-IIIa period
1989.47GraywackeOverall: 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Squat Jar with Lug Handles
Egypt, middle Predynastic Period, Naqada IIb Period
1920.1987Marl clay potteryDiameter: 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 TrustCCCC0
Decorated Jar with Boat Scenes
Egypt, Middle Predynastic Period, Naqada IIc-d periods
1914.639Marl clay potteryDiameter: 28.2 cm (11 1/8 in.); Diameter of mouth: 15.2 cm (6 in.); Overall: 32 cm (12 5/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Wavy-Lined Jar
Egypt, late Predynastic Period, Naqada IIIa2
1920.1983Marl clay potteryDiameter: 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 TrustCCCC0
Bull's-Head Amulet
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II-III Periods
1998.26AmethystOverall: 3.4 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm (1 5/16 x 1 7/16 x 1 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
White Cross-Lined Bowl with Turtle and Sun
Egypt, early Predynastic Period, Naqada I-IIa period
1920.2008Nile silt potteryDiameter: 18.1 cm (7 1/8 in.); Diameter of mouth: 13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.); Overall: 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Black-Topped Beaker
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada I-IIb Period
1920.1980Nile silt potteryDiameter: 12.4 cm (4 7/8 in.); Overall: 29.1 cm (11 7/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Flint in the Form of a Bird
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II-III period, 4000-3000 BC
1995.40Tan-colored flintOverall: 5.2 x 5.2 cm (2 1/16 x 2 1/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Black-Topped Beaker
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada I-IIb period
1920.2005Nile silt potteryDiameter: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.); Overall: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Offering Table
Egypt, Probably Saqqara, north of the Step Pyramid, excavations of J.E. Quibell, 1, Predynastic Period, probably Dynasties 2-3
1914.653Anorthosit e gneissDiameter: 30.4 cm (11 15/16 in.); Overall: 7.6 cm (3 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Fishtail Knife
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada Ia-IIa periods
1914.673Dark brown- to dark green-colored flintOverall: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Fishtail Knife
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada Ia-IIa period, 4500-3000 BC
1914.674Dark brown to a dark green colored flintOverall: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Tall Jar with Rope Patterns
Egypt, Saqqara, north of the Step Pyramid, tomb 2305, excavations of J. E. Quibell, 1910-1911, Predynastic-Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3, reign of Djoser, to Dynasty 4, reign of Sneferu, 2628-2549 BC
1914.624TravertineDiameter: 13.1 cm (5 3/16 in.); Overall: 23.7 cm (9 5/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Rhomboidal Knife
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada Ia-b period
1914.672Light brown flintOverall: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Hand Axe
Egypt, EL-Haraga, Paleolithic Period
1915.41Dark-brown-colored flintOverall: 8 x 5 cm (3 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.)Gift of the British School of Archaeology in EgyptCCCC0
Squat Jar with Lug Handles
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIb Period
1920.1988Marl clayDiameter: 21.2 cm (8 3/8 in.); Diameter of mouth: 9.1 cm (3 9/16 in.); Overall: 15.2 cm (6 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Hand Axe
Egypt, Paleolithic Period
1915.42Black to dark-green-colored flintOverall: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)Gift of the British School of Archaeology in EgyptCCCC0
Hand Axe
Egypt, El-Haraga, excavated in 1914, Predynastic or Old Kingdom
1915.37Dark-brown-colored flintOverall: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)Gift of the British School of Archaeology in EgyptCCCC0
Decorated Jar with Rope Pattern
Egypt, Predynastic Period,Naqada IId Period
1920.1986Marl clayDiameter: 29.4 cm (11 9/16 in.); Diameter of mouth: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.); Overall: 36.8 cm (14 1/2 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Rhomboidal Palette
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada I Period
1914.668GraywackeOverall: 8 x 2.2 cm (3 1/8 x 7/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Fishtail Knife
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIb period, 4000-3000 BC
1914.717Tan-colored flintOverall: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Squat Dummy Jar with Lug Handles
Egypt, Probably Saqqara, north of the Step Pyramid, tomb 2347, excavations by J.E. Quibell, 1910-1911, Predynastic Period, late Dynasty 2-3,
1914.646Hornblende dioriteDiameter: 18.6 cm (7 5/16 in.); Diameter of mouth: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.); Overall: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Squat Dummy Jar with Lug Handles
Egypt, Probably Saqqara, north of the Step Pyramid, excavations of J. E. Quibell, 1910-1911, Predynastic, Dynasties 2-3, 2770-2573 BC
1914.637SandstoneDiameter: 7.4 cm (2 15/16 in.); Diameter of mouth: 2.5 cm (1 in.); Overall: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Cosmetic Vessel
Egypt, Saqqara, north of the Step Pyramid, tomb 2331, excavations of J. E. Quibell, 1910-1911, Predynastic, Dynasty 2-3, 2770-2573 BC
1914.636LimestoneDiameter: 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.); Overall: 1 cm (3/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Ripple-Flaked Knife
Egypt, El-Haraga, cemetery G, tomb 413, excavated in 1914, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIc-IIId1 period 4000-3000 BC
1915.30FlintOverall: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)Gift of the British School of Archaeology in EgyptCCCC0
Black-Topped Bowl
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Early Naqada II
1920.2006Nile siltDiameter: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.); Diameter of mouth: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.); Overall: 7.6 cm (3 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Wavy-Handled Jar
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa2 period (Dynasty 0) or later
1920.1984Marl clay wareDiameter: 10.9 cm (4 5/16 in.); Diameter of mouth: 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.); Overall: 28.7 cm (11 5/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Hand Axe
Egypt, EL-Haraga, excavated in 1914, Predynastic, ca. 5000-3000 BC
1915.39Tan-colored flintOverall: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)Gift of the British School of Archaeology in EgyptCCCC0
Storage Jar
Egypt, Naqada III Period jar, with modern painted decoration
1920.1985Marl clay wareDiameter: 25.1 cm (9 7/8 in.); Diameter of mouth: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.); Overall: 29.5 cm (11 5/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0