About this object

Highly-skilled potters at Meroe produced beautiful ceramics so delicate that archaeologists call it ‘eggshell ware’. Using potter’s wheels they shaped very fine clay into thin walled cups, beakers and bowls used for formal tableware. The stamp impression decoration technique on this bowl is similar to Roman ceramics. The vessel is restored from a few ancient sherds and modern reconstruction using painted paster.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Meroitic Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date made
    AD 100 – 300 about
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Presented by the Excavations in the Sudan, Meroe, 1914 Committee of the University of Liverpool Institute of Archaeology
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date collected
    1913; 1914
  • Measurements
    84 mm x 135 mm
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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