Sherd of a pottery vessel

Accession Number
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Amarna case
Object Type
Palace ware
New Kingdom
Eighteenth Dynasty
Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten to Tutankhamun
Pottery (Nile silt)
Egypt, Amarna
Number of Elements
Height: 59mm | Width: 80mm

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A sherd of blue-painted pottery from Amarna. This sherd is wheel-made. The decoration includes a blue band flanked with black lines with a central line, red oval shapes flanked by black lines, and evidence of outlined petals of the blue lotus tapering downwards. There is a cartouche carved into the surface of the sherd however this is believed to be a modern addition as it was carved after firing and it is not possible to read the hieroglyphs.


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.

Munsell Chart Reading

Internal: 2.5YR 6/4 Light Reddish Brown

Vienna System
Nile D

Last modified: 03 Jun 2023

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