An Egyptian Marl Clay Ration Bowl, Late Period, 664 - 332 BC

the rounded body sits on a small rounded foot.  Thousands of similar bowls have been found at workers villages such as Deir el Medina where workers would receive payment in the form of food rations.

Condition:  Intact and in very good condition overall

Dimensions:  Height: 5 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (14.6 x 7 cm)

Provenance:   Ernest Cramer- Sarasin Collection (1838-1923), Geneva, Switzerland and then by descent, collection sold by Sotheby's NY 2005, thereafter on loan to the Michael C. Carlos museum from 2005 - 2015, accession number: L2005.004.002.


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