Painted Jar



Ovoid shaped jar with pierced lugs, decorated with two red painted spirals. One of the previous owners, Amy Urlin, assisted W. M. F. Petrie on his excavation of the cemetery at Abydos in 1901, which may have been the source of this object. Compare shape with W. M. F. Petrie, ‘Prehistoric Egypt Corpus’ (London, 1921) D 31g. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Hole in side, very worn, discoloured, white residue, surface chipped and cracked, surface dirt.