Small hyperboloid bowl

Accession Number
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Pottery case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Bowl
Old Kingdom
Pottery (Nile silt)
Height: 85mm | Rim diameter: 95mm | Maximum diameter: 95mm | Height of maximum diameter: 85mmd| Base Diameter 51mm | Vessel index: 89
Number of Elements

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This is a small, hyperboloid bowl. It has a direct rim and a pedestal base. It is handmade with a red slip and a streaky burnish. There is a build-up of a cream coloured material on parts of the exterior and interior that has appeared on the vessel since production. The rim has been damaged and roughly a third of it has had a modern reconstruction prior to 1997. The vessel dates back to the Old Kingdom.

Munsell Chart reading

Exterior: 10R 4/6 red | Interior: 10R 4/6 red