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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA23668

  • Description

    Redware pottery object in form of dish with central round hole; repaired from fragments (one lost). The red siltware fabric has inclusions of sand and grit, especially small quartz grains, and the core is a blue-grey colour. The surfaces were covered by a bright red slip, much of which still remains in place. The central hole was made pre-firing from the exterior of the base; creating it caused a slight ridge of clay to form around its perimeter on the interior.

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  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 2.7 centimetres
    • Diameter: 15.3 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The Findspot number 52 W has been scratched into the base of both major pieces.

  • Bibliography

    • Petrie 1888 pl. xxxv, 71 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    incomplete - repaired

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1887

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated May 1886.

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA23668

  • Registration number

    1887,0101.1124

Redware pottery object in form of dish with central round hole; repaired from fragments (one lost). The red siltware fabric has inclusions of sand and grit, especially small quartz grains, and the core is a blue-grey colour. The surfaces were covered by a bright red slip, much of which still remains in place. The central hole was made pre-firing from the exterior of the base; creating it caused a slight ridge of clay to form around its perimeter on the interior.

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