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Ancient Art

Jar with Boats

3500–3300 B.C.

Terracotta

22.3 × 22 × 13.02 cm (8 3/4 × 8 11/16 × 5 1/8 in.)
Anonymous gift
1937.157
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Egyptian
Period: 
Naqada II (Early Gerzean Period)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Maurice Nahman, Cairo, 1920.

Bibliography: 

Miguel de Bragança, Ancient Egypt: God, King, and Man, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 1978), 8, fig. A.

Gerry D. Scott, III, Ancient Egyptian Art at Yale, 1st (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 32, no. 10, ill.

Stephen P. Harvey, Gifts to Osiris, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1987), 17, checklist no. 58, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 257, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.