About this object

Rim and part of the base of a shallow bowl of fine red burnished ware. Painted with a red and black border line at the top and bottom. Representation of a red and black horse on a lead with both front legs raised, as if leaping forward. Part of a hand and arm can be seen holdng the lead rope.

Ex Wellcome collection inv. W34/22(3); There are 3 very comparable sherds in the Louvre that appear to be from the very same vessel (E12968A-C) which were excavated at Deir el Medina tomb 1095 (Bruyere). In error the Liverpool sherds have been published as being from Meroe by László Török (Meroe City An Ancient African Capital: John Garstang’s Excavations in the Sudan. Part One: Text (London, 1997) pp. 139, 287.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes: Deir el Medina
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1295 BC (Dynasty 18)
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry S Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    52 mm x 77 mm x 10 mm
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

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