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Jar with 2 boats from Stockholm museum

ref. : en.1029.2013 | 4 November 2013 | by Francis Leveque
céramique | Third quarter of IVe millennium BC
Egypte (Haute Egypte) ( Egypte )
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A jar with an ovoid body, a ledge rim, tapering to a flat base and two tubular string-hole handles. Buff surface with an exterior decoration in maroon. It features multiple motifs.

The rim has lattice pattern. In between the rim and the handles are, three, respectively four horizontal lines, or ´flying flamingos´. On top of the handles are horizontal wavy lines. On the upper body, in between the handles, on both sides of the vessel, there is a ship depicted.

It is propelled by multiple oars, it has two cabins and a standard adorned with three horns, placed side by side. Further, there is a triple branch at its prow.

H. 17.5 cm, Max Ø 14 cm, rim Ø 10.2 cm, Base Ø 5.6 cm


Bibliography :

  • J. Vandier, Manuel d’archéologie égyptienne, vol. V, Bas-reliefs et peintures. scènes de la vie quotidienne, Éd. A. et J. Picard, Paris , p.346
  • Flinders Petrie, Corpus of prehistoric pottery and palettes, British school of archaeology in Egypt : University College (BASE), Londres , 1921, n° 41A