Pottery plate



Accession Number
W752
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Predynastic case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Plate
Period
Predynastic Period
Naqada I
Material
Pottery
Measurements
Height: 49mm | Maximum Diameter: 187mm | Rim Diameter: 187mm | Base Diameter: 48mm | Height of Maximum Diameter: 49mm | Vessel Index: 381
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

A black-topped redware pottery plate with a flat base and direct rim dating to the Predynastic Period, Naqada I Period (4000-3500 BCE). The Naqada Period is named after the type site in Upper Egypt, just north of Thebes. Black-topped redware is a fine red pottery with blackened rim. How such vessels were decorated has been much debated.

Bibliography

Hendrickx, S., Friedman, R. and Loyens, F. 2000. Experimental Archaeology concerning Black-topped red ware from Ancient Egypt and the Sudan. 'Cahiers de le Ceramique Egyptienne' 6, 171-185. Smythe, J. 2005 Monuments in Mud, 'Nekhen News' 17, 21-23).

Last modified: 09 Feb 2022

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