Small simple bowl

Accession Number
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Bowl
Middle Kingdom
Twelfth Dynasty to Thirteenth Dynasty
Pottery (Nile silt)
Height: 70mm | Maximum diameter: 103mm | Rim diameter: 103mm | Height of maximum diameter: 70mm | Vessel index: 147
Number of Elements
Vienna System
Nile B

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This small bowl is a so-called "hemispherical cup", one of the most typical forms for the Egyptian Middle Kingdom. It is made of fine silt (Nile B2) and has a characteristic red painted band on the rim. The walls are thin and the vessel is wheel-made. As is typical for pottery of this period, the base has been shaped by hand using a tool. These vessels are drinking cups and sherds belonging to this type can be found on all Middle Kingdom sites, both in Egypt and Nubia. The shape and vessel index (147) indicate that this vessel can be dated from the late Twelfth into the Thirteenth Dynasty.