Travertine bowl



Accession Number
AB103
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Bowl
Classification
Aston type 45
Period
Predynastic Period
Naqada III
Material
Stone/minerals (Travertine (Egyptian alabaster))
Provenance
Egypt, Tarkhan, Grave 1622
Measurements
Height: 46mm | Diameter (exterior rim): 97mm | Diameter (base): 44mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

Convex-sided, flat-bottomed travertine bowl with plain rim. Small section of the rim now missing. From grave 1622 at Tarkhan, excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt (BSAE) during the 1912–13 season. This grave belonged to a female, with AB22 also excavated in the same grave. The object was gifted to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth by John Bancroft Willans, a subscriber of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, who received the object in 1913. Subsequently gifted to the Egypt Centre in 1997.

Bibliography

Aston, Barbara G. 1994. Ancient Egyptian stone vessels: materials and forms. Studien zur Archäologie und Geschichte Altägyptens 5. Heidelberg: Heidelberger Orientverlag. [p. 108, type 45] Petrie, W. M. Flinders 1914. Tarkhan II. British School of Archaeology in Egypt and Egyptian Research Account [26] (19th year). London: School of Archaeology in Egypt; Bernard Quaritch.

Other Identity
SA210 (Aberystwyth number)
Previous Owners
British School of Archaeology in Egypt | John Bancroft Willans (1881–1957) | University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Excavation Details

From grave 1622 at Tarkhan, excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt (BSAE) during the 1912–13 season.

Acquisition
Gift, The University of Wales, Aberystwyth (24 Mar 1997)
Last modified: 26 Sep 2021

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