Bowl with flaring sides - ROM2009_11165_2


Bowl with flaring sides

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware)
Geography: Excavated at Abydos, Egypt
Date: c. 2345-2181 BC
Period: 6th Dynasty, Old Kingdom
14 x 27.5 x 26.5 cm
Object number: 909.77.64
Not on view

After W. M. Petrie’s excavations at the royal tombs of Abydos in 1900-1901, the Egypt Exploration Fund continued excavations at Abydos.  In 1908-1909 cemetery F was excavated by a team headed by W. L.S. Loat and E.R. Ayrton and the contents of one of the tombs, F109, has come to the Royal Ontario Museum. This tomb assemblage represents a typical middle class burial at the end of the Old Kingdom. This bowl has a flaring rim and a flat base 12.5 cm in diameter. It is made of Nile silt, coated with thick red slip inside and out.

Object History: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society, 1908-1909
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