Rare Pre-Dynastic Double Vase

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Naqada II, 3400-3200 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 7.5 cm x 11 cm
Price: 6 000 Euro
Ref: 1256
Provenance: Californian private collection, acquired in the 1970s.
Condition: Except for some minor restaurations on the rim intact.
Description: Rare conjoined jars dating to the pre-dynastic period. The ovoid vessels of creme clay are connected on the corpus. The red-brown painting depicting on all sides spirals in different sizes. On each side pierced handles. Above and below the handle wavy lines, possibly representing the Nile water. At the bottom a flattened base, the rim protruding. For the type see a smaller double vase in the British Museum with the registration number 1950,1209.1. Mounted.