Diorite bowl



Accession Number
W308
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Stone case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Bowl
Classification
Aston type 51
Periods
Early Dynastic Period to Old Kingdom
Dynasties
First Dynasty to Fourth Dynasty
Material
Stone/minerals (Diorite)
Measurements
Diameter (rim): 230mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A black diorite bowl that has been broken in half and riveted together. It was purchased by Wellcome in 1923 from the collection of Ellinor Frances Berens.

Bibliography

Aston, Barbara G. 1994. Ancient Egyptian stone vessels: materials and forms. Studien zur Archäologie und Geschichte Altägyptens 5. Heidelberg: Heidelberger Orientverlag. [p. 112, type 51]

Wellcome Number
A24627
Other Identity
W1511 (number deleted) | 111 (round white label)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 31 Jul 1923, Lot 7
Previous Owners
Ellinor Frances Berens (1842–1924) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 09 Feb 2021

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