Small simple bowl



Accession Number
EC311
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Bowl
Period
Middle Kingdom
Dynasties
Twelfth Dynasty to Thirteenth Dynasty
Material
Pottery (Nile silt)
Measurements
Height: 70mm | Maximum diameter: 103mm | Rim diameter: 103mm | Height of maximum diameter: 70mm | Vessel index: 147
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Vienna System
Nile B

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Description

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.