Sherd of a faience fish bowl



Accession Number
W1269
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Amarna case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Bowl
Period
New Kingdom
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt, Amarna
Measurements
Width: 60mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Fish

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Description

This is part of a coloured faience fish bowl from Amarna marked '356a'. A fish bowl of this number was found in the 1935 excavations at Amarna of the state apartments of the Great Palace (see City of Akhenaten III p 74 and the Amarna web page database). It was donated by the Egypt Exploration Society. Several fish faience fragments are known from Amarna (Pendlebury 1951, 31, 49.66) which Petrie (1894, 12, 28) identified as tableware fragments. It has also been suggested that fish bowls served as ointment dishes (Friedman 1998, 223).

Bibliography

Friedman, F.D. ed. 1998. Gifts of the Nile. Ancient Egyptian Faience. London: Thames and Hudson. Pendlebury, J.D.S. 1951 The City of Akhenaten Part III The Central City and Official Quarters, Volume I. London : Egypt Exploration Society. Petrie, W.M.F. 1894. Tell El Amarna. Warminster: Aris and Phillips. See also Negatives 35-36. O.158.

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