Ceramics


Kerma ware beaker

The children at work

The children at work


'This pottery beaker, used to transport liquid, originated from the Kerma basin and is part of the collection, the Kerma Classique. It has a distinctive design which consists of black around the rim, a grey zone in the middle and red at the bottom. It is made of clay and was fired in a bonfire to harden it. It was burnished with a pebble to make a highly polished surface. Kerma is in the Kingdom of Kush which was a sophisticated and urbanised community. It existed between 1750-1550 BC. I liked it because it had a distinctive design which out from the other ceramics and I would not mind having it on my mantlepiece as it is a part of my Sudanese Heritage'

By Yasir Abdelazim