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from Qurneh, Egypt

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This ceramic pot 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 black and red pot has a large mouth and tapers at the base. It is one of six similar pots found in the burial. They are Kerma ware, named after the capital of the Nubian land of Kush to the south of Egypt. Two of them, including this one, preserved netting.

During the time of the burial, Egypt was politically divided, with Thebes as the centre of one of several Egyptian kingdoms. Qurneh was the burial place of the kings and queens of Thebes in the 17th Dynasty. This fact, together with the rich grave goods, suggests that the woman may have been a queen.

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