Pottery Vessel, Egyptian

Country
Egypt
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Description
Egyptian, small, pale cream, wheel-thrown, marl clay flask with burnishes. Small rounded base, globular rounded body, narrow neck, everted lip, and single loop handle.Complete.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian pot
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Measurements
H135mm x W335 mm
Media/Materials description
Clay, marl
Signature/Marks
E224
History and use
This pottery vessel held approximately 100 grey-brown lozenge-shaped objects of 2mm in length. These resemble the seeds of the genus Matricaria, a group of small flowers including chamomile. It is likley this vessel and its calming seeds were left as an offering at a Tomb, for use in the afterlife.
Registration number
E40054.1

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