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Painted pottery vase, Nagada II, with a procession of animals, a boat with shrine, occupants and palm fonds

The decoration is rare but of those of this type the decoration is similar. Boats with people with women, larger than men, possibly identified as goddesses. People could be taking part in a ritual. Other motifs are standards with recognisable hieroglyphic representations. The scene are not fully understood but it is likely that they represent a funerary ritual. Similar scenes have been found painted onto walls of a tomb and also on the Gebelain shroud (Museo Egizio di Turin).

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