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Clay cup: E.34.1910

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Current Location: Gallery 24


clay cup


Clay cup with straight sides

Clay straight-sided cup with red wash inside and out. The vessel was wheelmade as can be seen from the ring marks. The clay used is called Aswan clay and it light, pickish colour (as seen from the inside) is typical. This type of clay is very smooth and is still exported from Aswan to other parts of Egypt today.

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.07 m

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  • Karanog Nubia

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1910) by Green, F. W.


Circa 100 CE - Circa 300 CE

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Accession number: E.34.1910
Primary reference Number: 51071
Oldadmincategory: P
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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