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MM 10293 :: Jar

Object description
A jar with an ovoid body, a ledge rim, tapering to a flat base and two tubular string-hole handles. Buff surface with an exterior decoration in maroon. It features multiple motifs. The rim has lattice pattern. In between the rim and the handles are, three, respectively four horizontal lines, or ´flying flamingos´. On top of the handles are horizontal wavy lines. On the upper body, in between the handles, on both sides of the vessel, there is a ship depicted. It is propelled by multiple oars, it has two cabins and a standard adorned with three horns, placed side by side. Further, there is a triple branch at its prow. Above each ship, there is a single horizontal wavy line. One ship has one line placed above one cabin, on the other the line hovers above the stern. Below the ships, there is a horizontal string of Z-signs, a figure of 8-shield, a plant? or a sail? and on either side of this figure, are two free standing cabins. The space below each handle, on the lower body, is occupied by a large aloe. Adjacent to and below each aloe is a single horizontal wavy line. The base has a spiral. Figural design.
Inventory number
MM 10293
Old numbers
E293
Object
Jar
Object, Swedish
Kärl
Country - Findspot
Egypt : Africa
Country, Swedish - Findspot
Egypten
Material
Clay; Pottery
Material, Swedish
Lera; Keramik
Acquisition
Purchased 10.4.1929, gift from H. Hasselman.
Acquisition, Swedish
Inköpt 4 oktober 1929, gåva av W. Hasselman.
Description, Swedish
Ett kärl med en oval kropp, en hyllartad kant, avsmalnande mot en platt botten och två tubformade snörhålshandtag. Blekgul yta med en yttre dekoration i mörkrött. Den framställer flera motiv. Kanten har ett gittermönster. Mellan kanten och handtagen finns tre, respektive fyra horisontella linjer, eller 'flygande flamingoer'. Ovanpå handtagen finns horisontella våglinjer. På den övre kroppen, emellan handtagen, på båda sidor om kärlet, finns ett skepp avbildat. Det är propellerat av flera åror, det har två kabiner och ett standar prytt med tre horn, placerade sida vid sida. Vidare finns en tredelad gren vid dess bog. Ovanför varje skepp finns en enkel horisontell våglinje. Ett skepp har en linje placerad ovanpå en kabin, på det andra svävar linjen ovanför aktern. Under skeppen finns en horisontell rad av Z-tecken, en figur av en 8-sköld, en planta? eller ett segel? och på vardera sida om denna figur finns två fristående kabiner. Utrymmet mellan varje handtag, på den nedre kroppen, upptas av en stor aloe. Bredvid och under varje aloe finns en enkel horisontell våglinje. Basen har en spiral.
Description
A jar with an ovoid body, a ledge rim, tapering to a flat base and two tubular string-hole handles. Buff surface with an exterior decoration in maroon. It features multiple motifs. The rim has lattice pattern. In between the rim and the handles are, three, respectively four horizontal lines, or ´flying flamingos´. On top of the handles are horizontal wavy lines. On the upper body, in between the handles, on both sides of the vessel, there is a ship depicted. It is propelled by multiple oars, it has two cabins and a standard adorned with three horns, placed side by side. Further, there is a triple branch at its prow. Above each ship, there is a single horizontal wavy line. One ship has one line placed above one cabin, on the other the line hovers above the stern. Below the ships, there is a horizontal string of Z-signs, a figure of 8-shield, a plant? or a sail? and on either side of this figure, are two free standing cabins. The space below each handle, on the lower body, is occupied by a large aloe. Adjacent to and below each aloe is a single horizontal wavy line. The base has a spiral. Figural design.
Condition
Fragmentary, modern repair
Period
Naqada II (3500-3150 BC), Predynastic Period
Period, Swedish
Naqada II (3500-3150 f Kr), Fördynastisk tid
Name - Acquired from
Hasselman, W.
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Name - Photographer
Ljungkvist, Anders
Description
Anders Ljungkvist.
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Medelhavsmuseet 2014
Description
Medelhavsmuseet 2014 represents pictures taken in 2014 by Ove Kaneberg, Karl Zetterström or Tony Sandin. In 2008 a new strategy of photographing objects started and this continued in 2014.
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Exhibition - Current
Egypten, 2014-
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Description

The history of Egypt is long, from the first settlements in the Nile Valley around 7000 years ago to the present day. Egypt was for a long period of time ruled by autocratic kings – the pharaohs. At other times, it was part

of larger empires such as the Persian, Roman and Ottoman.

The pharaonic culture was characterised by high conservatism.

Things were – and should be – as they always had been.

Old traditions and ways of thinking lived on, long after the last pharaohs.

They were present in the customs and traditions of the Middle Ages and are present in Egypt today.

Welcome on a walk through the history of Egypt!

Time - Start
2013
Exhibition, Part of - Current
New Egypt, 1, Egypt takes form
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Exhibition, showcase - Current
Egypten 1.3
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Egypt, Number in Exhibition
14
Event - Was Present At
Samlingsbesök. Egypten. Fördynastisk keramik
Description
Collections visit to study predynastic Egyptian pottery vessels and figurines.
Egyptenutställningen 2014, English - Label
During Naqada II (ca 3600–3250 BC), a lighter clay from the desert’s edge was introduced. New shapes appeared, for example vessels with wavy handles. Another novelty was light coloured vessels with red decoration that sometimes imitated the surface of stone vessels. Complete narratives were sometimes painted in the same red colour, with boats, palm trees and mountains. During this period, the long-distance trade with areas in Syria-Palestine and even farther away increases. Along the trade routes, the pottery of Upper Egypt is spread north. At the end of the period the material culture is by and large the same for the whole of the Nile Valley and the Delta. The area is still politically divided between several minor kingdoms. During Naqada III (ca 3250–3100 BC), the pottery became more uniform with fewer decorated vessels and simpler motifs. During this time the first hieroglyphic writing appears in the form of simple notes on pottery. At the end of the period, ca 3100 BC, the Nile Valley and Delta are united into one state under the same king.
Comments
no.11
Egyptenutställningen 2014, Swedish - Label
Under perioden Naqada II (ca 3600–3250 f Kr) introduceras en ljusare lera från ökenkanten. Nya former dök upp, till exempel kärl med vågformade handtag. En annan nyhet var ljusa kärl med röd dekor, som ibland imiterade ytan på stenkärl. I samma röda färg målades ibland hela berättelser, med båtar, palmer och berg. Under den här perioden ökar långväga handel med områden i Syrien-Palestina och ännu längre bort. Längs handelsvägarna sprids keramiken från Övre Egypten norrut. Vid periodens slut är den materiella kulturen densamma i så gott som hela Nildalen och Deltat. Politiskt är området fortfarande delat mellan flera mindre kungadömen. Under Naqada III (ca 3250–3100 f Kr) blev keramiken mer enhetlig med färre dekorerade kärl och enklare motiv. Vid den här tiden uppkommer den första hieroglyfskriften i form av enkla noteringar på keramik. Vid periodens slut, ca 3100 f Kr är Nildalen och Deltat enade till en stat under samma kung.
Cf_Publications

Petrie, W.M.F., Corpus of prehistoric pottery and palettes, BSAE, (London 1921),41 A, (SD51-63), B (SD46), J, M, N, S, U. The standard type does not figure in Petrie, W.M.F., Prehistoric Egypt, BSAE, (London, 1920), pl.XIII.

The triple branch does belong to Petrie, op.cit., 19 (SD 52-63). Regarding the ¨sail¨:op.cit. 21,

Vandier, J., Manuel d’archéologie égyptienne I, Paris 1952, 346 f.

Regarding the plant: Keimer, L., Pendeloques en forme d’insectes faisant partie de colliers égyptiens, ASAE 34, 1934

Earlier published in Egyptiska museet Stockholm, pl. 2 centre.

El-Yakhy, Farid, Clarifications on the Gerzean boat scenes, BIFAO, 85, ( Cairo, 1985), pp.187-196

Publications

George, B. , Frühe Keramik aus Ägypten, MedMusB , no.10, (Stockholm, 1975), pp.94-95, no.150

5000 år Egyptisk konst, National Musei katalog, no. 265, (Stockholm, 1961), p.72, no.7

Enström, Dekorativ konst, Keramik, Stockholm, (1965), pl. 2

PhotoNegNo
Dig. neg.MM10293b, Museum neg.1234-1236,1305,3368-3369
Reference - Published in
Bjurström, Per (eds.) (1961) 5000 år egyptisk konst: [utställning] Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 16 september - 19 november 1961 / red. av Per Bjurström ; översättningarna ha utförts a C. Nylander och G. Carsjö. Stockholm: Nationalmuseum
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Source - http
libris.kb.se
George, Beate (1975) "Frühe Keramik aus Ägypten" in Medelhavsmuseet Bulletin no 10 (1975).
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Source - http
libris.kb.se
Height / Höjd
17,5 cm
Diameter
14 cm; 10,2 cm; 5,6 cm
Need of treat
1
Date - Registration
1996-12-12