Relics of the Nile is very pleased to present this superb ancient Egyptian Pre-Dynastic bowl. This artifact comes from the Naqada I culture, which places the bowl at the beginning of the fourth millennium B.C. This is also known as Amratian, and ran parallel to the Badarian culture. The vessel is superbly created and illustrates a brilliant design around the circumference of the piece. The pigment is still nicely visible, which is very rare for such an early piece. The vessel is in outstanding condition with only minor wear. The bowl is formed in a veery smooth pattern with a clearly designed "lip" that surrounds the circumference, providing excellent contrast with the interior. The artifact measures a very nice 6.25" in diameter. The piece is an amazing display and looks much as it did over 5,000 years ago, and displays a wonderful earthtone color. Egypt, Ca. 3,500 B.C.