Large Pre-Dynastic Vase of the Blacktop-Ware

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late Naqada I to early Naqada II culture, ca. 3600-3400 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 25 cm x 20 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 1112
Provenance: Collection B. N. L., Chiswick, UK.
Condition: Professionally reassembled from a few pieces.
Description: Very large, handmade vase of the so called Blacktop-Ware. The thin towards the levelled base narrowing corpus is slightly ovoid. The rim slightly thickened. The clay was covered with a red iron oxide, which turned into the distinctive dark red color after burning. The black side, continuing in the inside, results during the burning process while the upper part was exposed to the thick smoke. For a similar type in form in nearly the same size see the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Egyptian collection, INV 8466.