Diorite bowl



Accession Number
W404
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Stone case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Bowl
Classification
Aston type 108
Periods
Early Dynastic Period to Old Kingdom
Dynasties
First Dynasty to Fifth Dynasty
Material
Stone/minerals (Diorite)
Measurements
Height: 130mm | Width (rim): 185mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A black diorite stone bowl with a round bottom. It has lug handles which are not pierced (Aston type 108). It dates from the First to Fifth Dynasties, and was part of the Rustafjaell Collection, purchased by auction in 1906. Dummy examples of this type were also produced (see Berman, L.M., 1999. 'Catalogue of Egyptian Art-The Cleveland Museum of Art'). Bowls like this would have been put in the graves of the elite.

Bibliography

Berman, L.M., 1999. 'Catalogue of Egyptian Art-The Cleveland Museum of Art'.

Last modified: 11 Feb 2021

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