Ancient Abydos ware jug, Canaanite pottery used in Egypt, circa 3000BC
This jug is typical of the early Bronze Age, with its slightly burnished, red terracotta fabric and gently rounded sides.
The jug is known as Abydos ware, after the place where such pottery was first found; Abydos in Upper Egypt.
The pottery was not made in Egypt, but was imported into Egypt from the Canaanite area. It has ben found in tombs of the First Dynasty Pharaohs and upper classes.
Provenance: UK art market - last purchased from UK dealer in 1999, including certificate of authenticity.
Approx 17cm high. Base c. 4.7cm wide. Approx widest diameter: 10cm