About this object

Pottery handle from a patera - a shallow dish used for drinking, primarily in a ritual context such as a libation. The handle terminates in an animal head (lion). Traces of paint. Findspot number 712-3.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Meroitic
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date made
    200 BC - 350 AD
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang, 1949
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date collected
    1910
  • Measurements
    33 mm x 115 mm x 160 mm
  • Related people
    John Garstang ( Previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology ( Collector, previous owner)

Explore related

Publications

  • Meroe City An Ancient African Capital John Garstang’s Excavations in the Sudan Part One: Text

    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.

  • 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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