Cup card


LL 5195

On display


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 cup is similar to Roman ceramics. The vessel is restored from a few ancient sherds and modern reconstruction with painted plaster. Find spot number is marked on the base in pencil by the archaeologist 900 M 13.