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This beautifully preserved Predynastic jar was crafted without a wheel, and is a testament to its potter’s ability to create perfectly balanced vessels by hand.
It was made at a time of intensified urbanisation, trade, and state formation, culminating with the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt at the beginning of the third millennium BC. This success was largely reliant on the Nile and the gifts it provided the Ancient Egyptians, from the annual floods supporting agricultural growth to the clay used to craft exquisite pottery.
Height: 9 3/4 inches (24.8 cm)
From the collection of Drs Ole and Marie Hammer, acquired 1960s or before.
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