Carinated Pottery Bowl

Egyptian, Qau el-Kebir, Egypt, Africa

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Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5 to Dynasty 6 (2649-2100 BCE)

Nile silt with calcium temper, well fired; red slip inside and out, not polished

Overall: 7 x 6 15/16 in. (17.8 x 17.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Museum Purchase

39.64.6640

Geography/Culture

Africa, Northern Africa, Egypt

Period

8000-2000 BCE

Object Name

Vessel

Classification

Ancient Egypt

Africa

Not on view

Inscription

Archaeologist’s ink label on the pot: “24/1900”

Exhibition History

Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth, Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 12, 2011-August 13, 2012.

Provenance

British School of Archaeology in Egypt (Univeristy College, London); Museum and Art Gallery Reading, England; sold to present collection, 1939.

Old Number

Reading Museum #1900

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