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Collection: Egypt - Predynastic (31)
Statue of Heqat, the Frog Goddess
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Late Naqada III Period (3100-2950 BC) to Early Dynastic Period, Early Dynasty 1
1976.5CCCC0
Palette in the Form of a Fish
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II-III period
1989.32CCCC0
Palette in the Form of a Turtle
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa-IIIa period
1989.47CCCC0
Squat Jar with Lug Handles
Egypt, middle Predynastic Period, Naqada IIb Period
1920.1987CCCC0
Decorated Jar with Boat Scenes
Egypt, Middle Predynastic Period, Naqada IIc-d periods
1914.639CCCC0
Wavy-Lined Jar
Egypt, late Predynastic Period, Naqada IIIa2
1920.1983CCCC0
Bull's-Head Amulet
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II-III Periods
1998.26CCCC0
White Cross-Lined Bowl with Turtle and Sun
Egypt, early Predynastic Period, Naqada I-IIa period
1920.2008CCCC0
Black-Topped Beaker
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada I-IIb Period
1920.1980CCCC0
Flint in the Form of a Bird
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II-III period, 4000-3000 BC
1995.40CCCC0
Black-Topped Beaker
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada I-IIb period
1920.2005CCCC0
Offering Table
Egypt, Probably Saqqara, north of the Step Pyramid, excavations of J.E. Quibell, 1, Predynastic Period, probably Dynasties 2-3
1914.653CCCC0
Fishtail Knife
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada Ia-IIa periods
1914.673CCCC0
Fishtail Knife
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada Ia-IIa period, 4500-3000 BC
1914.674CCCC0
Tall Jar with Rope Patterns
Egypt, Saqqara, north of the Step Pyramid, tomb 2305, excavations of J. E. Quibell, 1910-1911, Predynastic-Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3, reign of Djoser, to Dynasty 4, reign of Sneferu, 2628-2549 BC
1914.624CCCC0
Rhomboidal Knife
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada Ia-b period
1914.672CCCC0
Hand Axe
Egypt, EL-Haraga, Paleolithic Period
1915.41CCCC0
Squat Jar with Lug Handles
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIb Period
1920.1988CCCC0
Hand Axe
Egypt, Paleolithic Period
1915.42CCCC0
Decorated Jar with Rope Pattern
Egypt, Predynastic Period,Naqada IId Period
1920.1986CCCC0
Hand Axe
Egypt, El-Haraga, excavated in 1914, Predynastic or Old Kingdom
1915.37©
Rhomboidal Palette
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada I Period
1914.668CCCC0
Fishtail Knife
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIb period, 4000-3000 BC
1914.717CCCC0
Squat Dummy Jar with Lug Handles
Egypt, Probably Saqqara, north of the Step Pyramid, excavations of J. E. Quibell, 1910-1911, Predynastic, Dynasties 2-3, 2770-2573 BC
1914.637CCCC0
Cosmetic Vessel
Egypt, Saqqara, north of the Step Pyramid, tomb 2331, excavations of J. E. Quibell, 1910-1911, Predynastic, Dynasty 2-3, 2770-2573 BC
1914.636CCCC0
Squat Dummy Jar with Lug Handles
Egypt, Probably Saqqara, north of the Step Pyramid, tomb 2347, excavations by J.E. Quibell, 1910-1911, Predynastic Period, late Dynasty 2-3,
1914.646CCCC0
Ripple-Flaked Knife
Egypt, El-Haraga, cemetery G, tomb 413, excavated in 1914, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIc-IIId1 period 4000-3000 BC
1915.30CCCC0
Wavy-Handled Jar
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa2 period (Dynasty 0) or later
1920.1984CCCC0
Black-Topped Bowl
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Early Naqada II
1920.2006CCCC0
Hand Axe
Egypt, EL-Haraga, excavated in 1914, Predynastic, ca. 5000-3000 BC
1915.39CCCC0
Storage Jar
Egypt, Naqada III Period jar, with modern painted decoration
1920.1985CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Statue of Heqat, the Frog Goddess
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Late Naqada III Period (3100-2950 BC) to Early Dynastic Period, Early Dynasty 1
1976.5Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)Overall: 15.4 x 14.7 x 15.5 cm (6 1/16 x 5 13/16 x 6 1/8 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Palette in the Form of a Fish
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II-III period
1989.32GraywackeOverall: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)Bequest of Elisabeth M. SkalaCCCC0
Palette in the Form of a Turtle
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa-IIIa period
1989.47GraywackeOverall: 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings FundCCCC0
Squat Jar with Lug Handles
Egypt, middle Predynastic Period, Naqada IIb Period
1920.1987Marl clay potteryDiameter: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.); Diameter of mouth: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.); Overall: 14.5 x 23.2 cm (5 11/16 x 9 1/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Decorated Jar with Boat Scenes
Egypt, Middle Predynastic Period, Naqada IIc-d periods
1914.639Marl clay potteryDiameter: 28.2 cm (11 1/8 in.); Diameter of mouth: 15.2 cm (6 in.); Overall: 32 cm (12 5/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Wavy-Lined Jar
Egypt, late Predynastic Period, Naqada IIIa2
1920.1983Marl clay potteryDiameter: 10.1 cm (4 in.); Diameter of mouth: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.); Overall: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Bull's-Head Amulet
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II-III Periods
1998.26AmethystOverall: 3.4 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm (1 5/16 x 1 7/16 x 1 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
White Cross-Lined Bowl with Turtle and Sun
Egypt, early Predynastic Period, Naqada I-IIa period
1920.2008Nile silt potteryDiameter: 18.1 cm (7 1/8 in.); Diameter of mouth: 13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.); Overall: 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Black-Topped Beaker
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada I-IIb Period
1920.1980Nile silt potteryDiameter: 12.4 cm (4 7/8 in.); Overall: 29.1 cm (11 7/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Flint in the Form of a Bird
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II-III period, 4000-3000 BC
1995.40Tan-colored flintOverall: 5.2 x 5.2 cm (2 1/16 x 2 1/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Black-Topped Beaker
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada I-IIb period
1920.2005Nile silt potteryDiameter: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.); Overall: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Offering Table
Egypt, Probably Saqqara, north of the Step Pyramid, excavations of J.E. Quibell, 1, Predynastic Period, probably Dynasties 2-3
1914.653Anorthosit e gneissDiameter: 30.4 cm (11 15/16 in.); Overall: 7.6 cm (3 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Fishtail Knife
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada Ia-IIa periods
1914.673Dark brown- to dark green-colored flintOverall: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Fishtail Knife
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada Ia-IIa period, 4500-3000 BC
1914.674Dark brown to a dark green colored flintOverall: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Tall Jar with Rope Patterns
Egypt, Saqqara, north of the Step Pyramid, tomb 2305, excavations of J. E. Quibell, 1910-1911, Predynastic-Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3, reign of Djoser, to Dynasty 4, reign of Sneferu, 2628-2549 BC
1914.624TravertineDiameter: 13.1 cm (5 3/16 in.); Overall: 23.7 cm (9 5/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Rhomboidal Knife
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada Ia-b period
1914.672Light brown flintOverall: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Hand Axe
Egypt, EL-Haraga, Paleolithic Period
1915.41Dark-brown-colored flintOverall: 8 x 5 cm (3 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.)Gift of the British School of Archaeology in EgyptCCCC0
Squat Jar with Lug Handles
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIb Period
1920.1988Marl clayDiameter: 21.2 cm (8 3/8 in.); Diameter of mouth: 9.1 cm (3 9/16 in.); Overall: 15.2 cm (6 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Hand Axe
Egypt, Paleolithic Period
1915.42Black to dark-green-colored flintOverall: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)Gift of the British School of Archaeology in EgyptCCCC0
Decorated Jar with Rope Pattern
Egypt, Predynastic Period,Naqada IId Period
1920.1986Marl clayDiameter: 29.4 cm (11 9/16 in.); Diameter of mouth: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.); Overall: 36.8 cm (14 1/2 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Hand Axe
Egypt, El-Haraga, excavated in 1914, Predynastic or Old Kingdom
1915.37Dark-brown-colored flintOverall: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)Gift of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt©
Rhomboidal Palette
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada I Period
1914.668GraywackeOverall: 8 x 2.2 cm (3 1/8 x 7/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Fishtail Knife
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIb period, 4000-3000 BC
1914.717Tan-colored flintOverall: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Squat Dummy Jar with Lug Handles
Egypt, Probably Saqqara, north of the Step Pyramid, excavations of J. E. Quibell, 1910-1911, Predynastic, Dynasties 2-3, 2770-2573 BC
1914.637SandstoneDiameter: 7.4 cm (2 15/16 in.); Diameter of mouth: 2.5 cm (1 in.); Overall: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Cosmetic Vessel
Egypt, Saqqara, north of the Step Pyramid, tomb 2331, excavations of J. E. Quibell, 1910-1911, Predynastic, Dynasty 2-3, 2770-2573 BC
1914.636LimestoneDiameter: 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.); Overall: 1 cm (3/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Squat Dummy Jar with Lug Handles
Egypt, Probably Saqqara, north of the Step Pyramid, tomb 2347, excavations by J.E. Quibell, 1910-1911, Predynastic Period, late Dynasty 2-3,
1914.646Hornblende dioriteDiameter: 18.6 cm (7 5/16 in.); Diameter of mouth: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.); Overall: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Ripple-Flaked Knife
Egypt, El-Haraga, cemetery G, tomb 413, excavated in 1914, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIc-IIId1 period 4000-3000 BC
1915.30FlintOverall: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)Gift of the British School of Archaeology in EgyptCCCC0
Wavy-Handled Jar
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa2 period (Dynasty 0) or later
1920.1984Marl clay wareDiameter: 10.9 cm (4 5/16 in.); Diameter of mouth: 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.); Overall: 28.7 cm (11 5/16 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Black-Topped Bowl
Egypt, Predynastic Period, Early Naqada II
1920.2006Nile siltDiameter: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.); Diameter of mouth: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.); Overall: 7.6 cm (3 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0
Hand Axe
Egypt, EL-Haraga, excavated in 1914, Predynastic, ca. 5000-3000 BC
1915.39Tan-colored flintOverall: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)Gift of the British School of Archaeology in EgyptCCCC0
Storage Jar
Egypt, Naqada III Period jar, with modern painted decoration
1920.1985Marl clay wareDiameter: 25.1 cm (9 7/8 in.); Diameter of mouth: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.); Overall: 29.5 cm (11 5/8 in.)Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic TrustCCCC0