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An Egyptian Ceramic Redware Bowl, Old Kingdom, 2543-2120 BC - Sands of Time Ancient Art
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An Egyptian Ceramic Redware Bowl, Old Kingdom, 2543-2120 BC

of rounded form, the sides of the vessel are smooth and taper toward a narrower, flat base, the rim is rolled and slightly flared. The interior is coated with a thin red iron-oxide wash that was burnished to a lustrous finish, a technique that polished and compacted the surface enabling the vessel to serve more efficiently, if desired, as a container for liquids.  The vessel was made by hand using coil construction (the process is still visible on the inside) and was smoothed mostly by hand. 

Dimensions:Height: Overall: 2 3/8 x 8 5/8 in. (6 x 21.9 cm)

Condition:  Intact and in very good condition overall.

Provenance:Reputedly found at Abydos (VI ... Abydos written in pencil on side, no other markings). Ex. Egypt Exploration Fund, given to Liverpool University in 1925 or 1935, thence de-accessioned during the 1970's. ex. collection: A.E. Reeves, Wiltshire, UK; 1970's, private New York collection acquired from Helios gallery, 2009 and on loan to the Michael C Carlos museum, Emory University from 2009 - 2015, loan number: L2009.018.001.

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