A beautiful Epichysis with a squat belly and a high, slender neck ending in a long beaked spout. This particular shape is referred to as an “epichysis”, and recalls an oinochoi with a low body reminiscent of a pyxis (box).
This type of small jar with a slender, ogival body is one of the most largely spread and elegant forms of the Naqada repertoire. The finely curved, very regular outline (it was probably achieved on a spinner) is only interrupted by the engraved line that marks the lip. The flat, circular base is too narrow to provide the vessel with good balance.