Naqada Pottery of Predynastic Egypt; a 5,400-year-old Representation of a River Festival

This unprovenanced jar in the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection dates to between c. 3450 to 3330 BCE. It is a particularly fine example of late Neqada II decorated ware, pottery made of fine marl clay and embellished with recurring motifs representing the Egyptian desert and Nilotic environment. It depicts three boats travelling in procession … Continue reading Naqada Pottery of Predynastic Egypt; a 5,400-year-old Representation of a River Festival