About this object

Bottle shaped 'black-topped' pottery jar with flat base and short fat neck. Black patch on one side. Same shape as pots 94a on plate XXI of 'Naqada and Ballas'.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period (Naqada II)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Naqada
  • Date made
    3800 BC - 3300 BC about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Professor Aylward Manley Blackman, 1936
  • Collector
    William Matthew Flinders Petrie
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Naqada
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    268 mm x 182 mm
  • Note
    Attributed to Naqada by Dr Dorothy Downes (16.3.1965), grave 1636?. Last two digits of a 3 or 4 digit number on the base are clear '36'. Compare with a similarly marked bottle in the Oriental Institute Museum (Chicago, USA), E1826.
  • Related people
    Aylward Manley Blackman ( Previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie ( Collector, previous owner)

Explore related


  • Egyptian Antiquities in the Liverpool Museum: a List of the Provenanced Objects

    Bienkowski, Piotr; Southworth, Edmund

    Author: Bienkowski, Piotr; Southworth, Edmund
    Publisher: Aris and Phillips Ltd
    Date: 1986

  • Naqada and Ballas

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders; Quibell, James Edward; Spurrell, F C J

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders; Quibell, James Edward; Spurrell, F C J
    Publisher: Quaritch, Bernard, London
    Date: 1896
    Description: Flaxman Spurrell wrote chapter 10, 'The Flint Implements of Naqada' pp. 55-59 and made illustrations of flints for plates LXVIII - LXXV. Available online http://archive.org/details/cu31924028748261


  • Egyptian Research Account Excavations at Naqada, 1894-95

    Start date: 1894
    End date: 1894
    Description: Excavations by Flinders Petrie and James Quibell at Naqada during the winter of 1894-5 for the Egyptian Research Account.


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