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 with painted plaster.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Meroitic Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date made
    100 AD – 300 AD about
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of 1st Viscount Leverhulme
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date collected
    1913; 1914
  • Measurements
    90 mm x 107 mm
  • Note
    Part of the Lady Lever Art Gallery antiquities collection.
  • Related people
    William Hesketh Lever (Previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • Meroe City An Ancient African Capital John Garstang’s Excavations in the Sudan Part Two: Figures and Plates

    Török, László

    Author: Török, László
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
    Date: 1997
    Description: Publication of John Garstang's 1909 - 1914 excavations at Meroe city, part of the ancient kingdom of Kush between the 7th century BC and the 4th century AD.

Ownership

Previous owners

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