Date Made/Found: 4000-3000 BC
Material and Medium: Ceramic
Dimensions: Height 223mm; diameter at rim 108mm; diameter at base 41mm
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Accession Number: J1921.16
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 vessel was 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.