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Clay bowl: E.78.1911

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Current Location: Gallery 24


clay bowl




Clay bowl, red polish with black top decoration.

Clay bowl, made from Nile silt clay. 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.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 0.175 m
Length: 0.115 m

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911) by The Egyptian Exploration Fund


Second Intermediate period
Circa -1794 BCE - Circa -1550 BCE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.78.1911
Primary reference Number: 51305
Oldadmincategory: P
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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