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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 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 shown here mounted on a modern perspex frame.

The rich burial was excavated in 1908 by the renowned Egyptologist Sir Flinders Petrie. The remains of two coffins, one for the woman and one for the child, were found in a rock-covered undecorated pit. The burial also contained a wealth of artefacts, including wooden furniture, fine quality pottery, food offerings, textiles, tools and gold jewellery.

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