Travertine bowl



Accession Number
AB105
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Bowl
Classification
Aston type 45
Period
Predynastic Period
Naqada III
Material
Stone/minerals (Travertine (Egyptian alabaster))
Provenance
Egypt, Tarkhan, Grave 993
Measurements
Height: 53mm | Diameter (rim): 76mm | Diameter (base): 47mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

Convex-sided, flat-bottomed travertine bowl with plain rim. From grave 993 at Tarkhan, excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt (BSAE) during the 1912–13 season. This grave belonged to a female, with the vessel located next to her left hand. AB24 and AB102 were also found in this grave. The object was gifted to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth by John Bancroft Willans, a subscriber of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, who received the object in 1913. Subsequently gifted to the Egypt Centre in 1997.

Bibliography

Aston, Barbara G. 1994. Ancient Egyptian stone vessels: materials and forms. Studien zur Archäologie und Geschichte Altägyptens 5. Heidelberg: Heidelberger Orientverlag. [p. 108, type 45] Petrie, W. M. Flinders 1914. Tarkhan II. British School of Archaeology in Egypt and Egyptian Research Account [26] (19th year). London: School of Archaeology in Egypt; Bernard Quaritch.

Other Identity
SA215 (Aberystwyth number)
Previous Owners
British School of Archaeology in Egypt | John Bancroft Willans (1881–1957) | University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Excavation Details

From grave 993 at Tarkhan, excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt (BSAE) during the 1912–13 season.

Acquisition
Gift, The University of Wales, Aberystwyth (24 Mar 1997)
Last modified: 26 Sep 2021

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