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Clay bowl: E.79.1911

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Clay bowl




Clay bowl, with black top decoration

Small 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 is almost complete but has been broken and repaired.

Measurements and weight

Length: 0.11 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.79.1911
Primary reference Number: 51306
Oldadmincategory: P
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 May 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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