Date Made/Found: 4000-3000 BC
Material and Medium: Ceramic
Dimensions: Height 145mm; diameter of body 100mm, diameter of rim 90mm; Weight: 0.4kg
Place Object Found:
This type of Ancient Egyptian ceramic is known as 'black-topped red ware'. Potters made it by placing the pots upside down in hot ash and then burnishing the surface with a pebble.
This vase was probably found at Naqada, where excavations by W.M. Flinders Petrie (1853-1942) in 1894 first established Egypt’s prehistoric ‘predynastic’ period.
Text courtesy of Joann Fletcher. Vase on loan from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.