Jar with Plant Motif and Birds Artist: Unknown

3500–3300 B.C.

Ancient Art

On view, 1st floor, African Art


Clay with red pigment; hand made with pierced lug handles.


22.23 × 16.19 × 10.16 cm (8 3/4 × 6 3/8 × 4 in.)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Accession Number



Naqada II (Early Gerzean Period)


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Maurice Nahman, Cairo, 1920.
  • Stephen P. Harvey, Gifts to Osiris, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1987), 17, checklist no. 59.
  • Gerry D. Scott, III, Ancient Egyptian Art at Yale, 1st (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 34, no. 12, ill.
  • Divine, Domestic, and Desert Animals in Ancient Egyptian Art, exh. cat. (Greenwich, Conn.: Friends of the Greenwich Library, 1979), 9, 17, no. 1, fig. 1.
  • Miguel de Bragança, Ancient Egypt: God, King, and Man, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 1978), 8, 22, fig. 1B.
  • Whitney M. Davis, "The Origins of Register Composition in Predynastic Egyptian Art," Journal of the American Oriental Society 96, no. 3 (1976).
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birds (animals)

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