Shallow bowl - ROM2018_16271_15


Shallow bowl

Geography: Possibly excavated at Abydos, Egypt
Date: c. 3100-2181 BC
Period: 1st-6th Dynasty, Early Dynastic Period-Old Kingdom
3.6 × 12.5 cm
Object number: 909.80.149
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionThis kind of shallow dish or bowl has been found in great numbers at the Early Dynastic sites of Abydos and Sakkara, usually in or near graves.  Such elegant dishes would have been used either to hold offerings, or at the actual funerary banquets for the dead.  Bowls like this have been found with remains of ancient food.
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