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Bowl

LL 5197

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Cream-coloured, fine ceramic bowl decorated with a stamped geometic shapes and a red band painted around the rim. The vessel is restored from a few ancient sherds and modern reconstruction with painted plaster. Find number M13 900. 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.