About this object

Round based dish, internal sloping rim and interior countersunk base with circular depression at centre. The rim is broken in four places. Presented to the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum by Prof. Flinders Petrie in September 1927 (dated to 1st - 2nd Dynasty).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Early Dynastic Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    3100 BC - 2890 BC (Dynasty 1)
  • Materials
    Mudstone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1927 before
  • Measurements
    46 mm x x 294 mm
  • Note
    Compare with Ali el-Khouli, Egyptian Stone Vessels Predynastic Period to Dynasty III (Mainz, 1978) no. 4848 - 4852, pp. 620-1, pl. 112-3
  • Related people

Ownership

Previous owners

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