Jar fragment with striped decoration - 2010x2.5_1


Jar fragment with striped decoration

Medium:Ceramic (blue-painted earthenware)
Geography: Probably from Amarna, Egypt
Date: c. 1350-1085 BC
Period: Late 18th to 19th Dynasty, New Kingdom
5.8 x 8.5 x 0.5 x 15 cm
Object number: 2010X2.5
Not on view

Body sherd with a cream coated surface and a wide vertical band of blue paint. Four horizontal black lines and one vertical black line also from part of the decoration. This type of blue-painted decoration, often with red and black highlights, is one of the most characteristic ceramic types of the late New Kingdom in Egypt. In origin the Egyptian blue-painted decoration probably imitates the practice of decorating vessels with garlands of flowers on festive occasions. The sherd is made of Nile silt with abundant fine sand and chaff inclusions, as well as some mica and round pebbles.

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