vessel / ostracon
Pottery ostracon: fragment of the body of a pale-red pottery vessel. The fabric is grey in section, the exterior is covered with a light-brown slip and full-face painted representation of a black African.
- Excavated/Findspot: Abydos
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Abydos)
- Height: 4.4 centimetres (max)
- Width: 6.6 centimetres (max)
For this type of frontal view see e.g. O. IFAO 2927 and 3010, J.Vandier d'Abbadie, 'Catalogue des ostraca figurés de Deir el Médineh' II 3 (Cairo 1959), p. 222 and pl. CLI. For an analogous representation on an ostracon found in the tomb of Merneptah, cf. H. Carter, 'Annales du Service des Antiquitiés de l'Égypte' 6 (1906), p. 118 and pl. 3; C.N. Reeves, 'Valley of the Kings' (London, 1990), p. 101, n. 58.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA66132
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