- Refers to the Egyptian pottery style produced during the Badarian, Amratian, and Gerzean periods from about 6000 to 2925 BCE. The style is characterized by polishd thin-walled, handmade vesels coated with a red ocher wash, with black tops probably produced by placing the vessels while hot in carbonizing organic matter.
- Refers to the Predynastic period in Upper Egypt from about 3500 to 2925 BCE. Works of art include slate palettes, carved maceheads, copper artifacts, ivory and stone figurines, and buff-colored pottery decorated with geometric motifs and stylized representations of plants, animals, and people, in red paint.
- 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.
- 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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