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Predynastic Polished Red Vase

Naqada IIcd
3650 BCE - 3300 BCE

8 11/16 x 4 1/4 x 1/4 in. (22.1 x 10.8 x 0.6 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.1789
Other Number(s): 3160 (American Exploration Society)
Geography: Africa, Egypt, Al Ballas or Naqadah
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Vases
Culture/Nationality: Egyptian
Findspot: Ballas and Naqada, Egypt

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  • Late Gerzean - Refers to the second half of the Gerzean period in Upper Egypt. The period is characterized by the appearance of artistic traits of the following First Dynasty which can be seen in decorated stone palettes and maceheads, wall paintings, and some of the earliest large scale sculptures.
  • Predynastic - Refers to the period in Egypt from about 4000 to 3000 or 2925 BCE though some authors date the period from 6000 BCE. Works of art include pottery such as the painted wares from the Amratian and Gerzian periods, stone vessels, ivory and clay figures, stone palettes, and wall paintings such as that found at Hierakonpolis depicting animals, boats, mourning women, and fighting men.
  • vases - Vessels of varying shape and size but which are usually taller than they are wide, varying greatly in actual form and use. In modern usage, typically refers to vessels for displaying flowers. When referring to ancient art, often refers to any ceramic or metal vessel in a range of shapes and used to hold liquids, grain, or another substance.

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  • Discovering Egypt in Bryn Mawr College's Collections Bryn Mawr College , Feb 25, 2002 – Mar 22, 2002

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