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Burnished clay bowl, from Abydos

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An image of Vessel. Bowl. Clay bowl, made from Nile silt clay. Production Place: Egypt (Nubia). Find Spot: Abydos. Red polish with black top decoration. The interior is also black. The vessel is finger-modelled with horizontal burnishing inside and out. This type of pottery came from burials known as 'Pan-grave', which are shallow graves sometimes re-using earlier burial shafts. Pan-grave was a Nubian culture. This vessel was excavated from the cemetery of Abydos. The vessel has roughly one third missing and the remaining sections have a number of breaks, which have been repaired. Clay, finger-modelled, burnished, diameter 0.175 m, length 0.115 m, circa 1794 to circa 1550 B.C. Second Intermediate period.

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Vessel. Bowl. Clay bowl, made from Nile silt clay. Production Place: Egypt (Nubia). Find Spot: Abydos. Red polish with black top decoration. The interior is also black. The vessel is finger-modelled with horizontal burnishing inside and out. This type of pottery came from burials known as 'Pan-grave', which are shallow graves sometimes re-using earlier burial shafts. Pan-grave was a Nubian culture. This vessel was excavated from the cemetery of Abydos. The vessel has roughly one third missing and the remaining sections have a number of breaks, which have been repaired. Clay, finger-modelled, burnished, diameter 0.175 m, length 0.115 m, circa 1794 to circa 1550 B.C. Second Intermediate period.

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  • Accession Number: E.78.1911
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 768 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 57.32kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 22/1

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Abydos Ancient Egypt antiquity BC black bowl burnished clay Egyptian Fitz_ANT model modelled Nubian pottery red Second Intermediate Period vessel

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