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Description
Ellipsoid shaped vessel with straight flat uneven chipped rim and round base. The rim has decorative incised bands. There is evidence of 'wheel' marks, inclusions and cracking. Paste brownish surface bright reddish-orange, fine texture.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian bowl
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Measurements
H65 x D124 x C380
Media/Materials description
Nile Silt
History and use
One of the most important uses of clay in Ancient Egypt was the production of pottery vessels. Pottery manufacture goes back some 5000 years, and vessels include those used for everyday cooking and domestic purposes, storage of cosmetics and oils, storage and transport of food and drink, and use in temple and funerary rituals. Most pottery is plain and utilitarian, however Egyptian potters were highly skilled and produced vessels decorated with elaborate designs, with a variety of vessel shapes.
Registration number
H742

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