About this object

Flat based tall cylindrical pottery jar with minimal wavy-handle design. Reddish buff fabric with lattice decoration painted in red. Wide splayed rolled rim. Linear design on early Predynastic pottery such as this one were derived from baskets and reed matting.

Probably collected in Upper Egypt, near Thebes.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period (Naqada I - II)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    4000 BC - 3100 BC
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    William Frankland Hood
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1851 - 1861
  • Measurements
    297 mm x 110 mm
  • Related people
    William Frankland Hood (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1940
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • William Frankland Hood

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1864
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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