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from Qurneh, Egypt

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000-180-001-462-C
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Pot

This ceramic pot in a knotted openwork string bag is one of eight found slung on a long stick. It is among a number of grave goods placed in the rich burial of a woman and child at Qurneh in Egypt, sometime in the 17th Dynasty. The woman may have been a queen.

The long, burnished red pot has an out-turned rim and short neck, flaring gradually into a bag-shaped body with a slightly pointed base. It is held in a fragmentary open weave net bag.

The burial is exceptionally wealthy for this period both in terms of the quantity of pots and the variety of styles and materials. Most of the pottery is typically Egyptian, and therefore presumably locally made, but some imported pots were also included. The pottery generally consists of very finely made examples.


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Online ID: 000-180-001-462-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1909.527.21 G
Date: 17th Dynasty
2nd Intermediate Period: 17th Dynasty (around 1641 to 1539 BC)
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What: Pottery vessel
Subject: Tools / miscellaneous
Who: Professor W.M. Flinders Petrie (Excavator)
Where: Ancient Egypt
Event:
Description: One of eight pottery vessels suspended from a stick: Ancient Egyptian, 17th Dynasty
References:
  • Petrie, W. M. Flinders. Qurneh. London: School of Archaeology in Egypt, 1909. 
  • Qurneh / by W.M. Flinders Petrie. London, B.S.A.E. & B. Quaritch, 1909, 6 - 10 
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