Pottery bowl



Accession Number
W753
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Predynastic case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Bowl
Period
Predynastic Period
Naqada I to Naqada II
Material
Pottery (Nile silt)
Measurements
Height: 51mm | Maximum Diameter: 106mm | Rim Diameter: 106mm | Base Diameter: N/A | Height of Maximum Diameter: 51mm | Vessel Index: 207
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

A red pottery bowl with a flattish base and a trimmed rim. Red-polished ware dating to the Naqada I-II Period. Possibly a Pan grave vessel? It was purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1920.

Munsell Chart reading

10R 4/6 red (interior and exterior)

Wellcome Number
A26623
Auction
J. C. Stevens. Auction and Sale Rooms: 15 Jun 1920, Lot 297
Auction Details
Seven bowls of same ware.
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 10 Feb 2022

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