Fragment of faience



Accession Number
EC402
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Dynasty
First century CE/AD
Material
Faience
Provenance
Nubia, Meroe
Measurements
Length: 58mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

Faience fragment. Probably part of a Roman-period vessel. Purchased by Wellcome from the MacGregor collection in 1922. Purchased by Wellcome from part of the MacGregor collection auctioned in 1922. The auction catalogue states that this item was found in the temple of Meroe in 1910 and gives the reference as 'Meroe p15. Pl. x,1'. The site was excavated by John Garstang in 1910. These items probably date to the 25th Dynasty and were part of a votive deposit.

Bibliography

László Török 'The Image of the Ordered World in Ancient Nubian Art: The Construction of the Kushite Mind' pages 314-315. Nenna, Marie-Dominique and Merwatte Seif el-Din 2000. La vaisselle en faïence d'époque gréco-romaine: catalogue du Musée gréco-romain d'Alexandrie. Études alexandrines 4. Le Caire: Institut français d'archéologie orientale.

Wellcome Number
A13606
Other Identity
4289 (MacGregor number written on the object in black ink) | 8 (written on a round white sticker)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 26 Jun–06 Jul 1922, Lot 1321
Previous Owners
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936) | Rev. William MacGregor (1848–1937)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 26 Mar 2022

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