Model dish - ROM2018_16363_13


Model dish

Medium:Wood, gesso and paint
Geography: Excavated at Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 2055-2004 BC
Period: Reign of Mentuhotep II, 11th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
4 × 1 cm
Object number: 907.18.728
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionPart of a wooden tomb model of a type popular in undecorated tombs during the First Intermediate Period and Middle Kingdom. Wooden model of a simple dish or mortar roughly carved in a hemispherical shape probably representing a Nile silt ceramic vessel.  Coated with red  paint on exterior, white paint on the rim, and dark brown  paint on the interior. The ceramic vessel may have had a red slip and a white rim band.
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