Ancient Egypt - Predynastic Pottery, Red-Line Decoration

A display of predynastic ancient Egyptian pottery known as the Red-Line Decoration from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The five pots of differing shapes and sizes are decorated with artwork containing geometric patterns, spirals, various animals, and boats, and dates from about 3800-3600 BCE. The pottery shown here are most likely examples of pots made from marl clay. Unlike the more common “Nile silt” pottery, marl clay was considered of higher quality and therefore was often decorated with drawings of boats and animals, (1937).
Identifier
NYSA_A3045-78_16472
Date
1937
Contributor
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Language
English
Source
New York State Archives, New York (State). Education Dept. Division of Visual Instruction. Instructional lantern slides, ca. 1856-1939. A3045-78, 16472.
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