Body sherd of a pottery vessel used as a spade sherd



Accession Number
AR50/2942
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel
Classification
Predynastic P ware
Period
Predynastic Period
Naqada II to Naqada III
Material
Pottery
Provenance
Egypt, Armant
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A body sherd of a pottery vessel with a red burnished exterior and black interior. It originates from Armant. It was found in 1997 in a box of four sherds labelled 'Armant 1 Spade Sherds'. Spade sherds are so-called as they show signs of having been used for digging.

Bibliography

Needler, W., 'Predynastic and Archaic Egypt in the Brooklyn Museum' p179.

Previous Owners
Egypt Exploration Society | University College London
Excavation Details

Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society at Armant during the 1936–37 season.

Acquisition
Assumed long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)

Denomination

Tetradrachm

Mint

Alexandria

Obverse Legend

[...] ????????? ????????? (Antoninus)

Obverse Type

Bare head of Antoninus Pius, facing right

Reverse Type

Dikaiosyne seated, facing left, holding scales(?) and cornucopia

Last modified: 05 Mar 2021

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