A double-ended stamp for decorating Egyptian Red Slip A pottery bowls and plates: a hand-modelled truncated cone, the narrow end designed to produce impressed targets, the wide end an equal-armed cross, the areas between the arms cut away. The cross has internal incised linear decoration. Orange-pink Aswan clay with some mica, covered with an orange-brown slip.
- Found/Acquired: Aswan
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Aswan)
- Length: 4.5 centimetres
Purchased: Greville J. Chester.
Late Roman, about AD 500-600.
Comparanda: All from Elephantine. Near: a cross less well made, single-ended, and smaller: Ulbert 1971: 236, fig. 1:e and f, pl. lxiv: g and h. For stamped Aswan bowl fragments with crosses, see ibid.: 240, fig. 3:e-g, pl. lxiv: i and Gempeler 1992: figs 50:2 and 51:7. For the target, impressed on various parts of ERSA dishes and bowls, see ibid.: figs 27:3 and 6, 35:11, 43:10 and 44:1.
Bibliog: Bailey 1986: 393-4, pl. lxx.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA54684
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