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.