Stone bowl



Accession Number
W411
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Stone case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Bowl
Classification
Aston Type 52
Period
Early Dynastic Period
Dynasties
First Dynasty to Second Dynasty
Material
Stone/minerals (Siltstone)
Measurements
Diameter (rim): 340mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A siltstone (green slate) bowl that has been broken into three parts and mended (Aston Type 52). It is Early Dynastic in date, likely originating from the First or Second Dynasties (3100-2686 BCE). Siltstone is a fine-grained sedimentary rock. It was used for vessels from the Naqada II Period and was particularly popular during the First and Second Dynasties. It was rarely used for vessels after the Early Dynastic Period, but continued to be used for statuary.

Bibliography

Andrews, C. and Dijk, J van 2006. Objects for Eternity, p25.

Other Identity
W1542 (see VA Donohue notes)
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 12 Feb 2021

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