Body sherd of a pottery vessel used as a spade sherd

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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.


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

Last modified: 05 Mar 2021

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