Sherd of a pottery vessel



Accession Number
EC214
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Amarna case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel
Classification
Palace ware
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten to Tutankhamun
Material
Pottery (Nile silt)
Provenance
Egypt, Amarna
Measurements
Height: 60mm | Width: 75mm | Depth: 12mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

A painted blue pottery sherd with a cartouche incised into fabric. This type of pottery seems to have been associated with festivals in the Eighteenth Dynasty. It is from Amarna.

Munsell Chart reading

interior: 7.5 YR 6/3 light brown | decoration: GLEY 2 6/1 bluish gray, 5R 4/6 red

Bibliography

Berman, L.M., 1999 'Catalogue of Egyptian Art. The Cleveland Museum'; Hope, C.A. 1991 Blue-painted and Polychrome Decorated Pottery from Amarna- a Preliminary Corpus. 'Cahiers de la céramique égyptienne' 2 (1991), 17-93. Budka, 2013 Festival Pottery of New Kingdom Egypt: Three Case Studies, in Functional Aspects of Egyptian Ceramics within their Archaeological Context. Proceedings of a Conference held at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge, July 24th – July 25th, 2009, ed. by Bettina, B. & Mary, F. Ownby, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 217, Leuven, 185–213.

Inscription

There are traces of an erased cartouche, the hieroglyphs are difficult to recognise.

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Last modified: 27 Jul 2022

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