Bowl - ROM2018_16165_55

ROM2018_16165_55

Bowl

Medium:Siltstone
Geography: Possibly excavated at Abydos, Egypt
Date: c. 3100-2890 BC
Period: 1st Dynasty, Early Dynastic Period
Dimensions:
8.6 x 34.5 cm
Object number: 909.80.123
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
Description

This thin-walled, elegant bowl was carved of a fine green-grey siltstone, a stone quarried in the Wadi Hamamat, of which the early Dynastic carvers seemed particularly fond. 

Such bowls have been found in early Dynastic burials, either as part of the funeral repast, or as containers for the eternal nourishment of the dead.

Collection:
Egypt
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