Serving Dish

1977.109.136
Oval-shaped dish with sides that curve outwards towards the rim. Handmade, modelled with the fingers. Possibly pressed over a core. Scored with incised lines that run right up to the rim which seems to suggest a serving dish, based on the idea of serving food on palm fronds (comment by Dr Steven Snape, 27 January 2016). John Garstang noted this was "found in the redeem" of tomb 347 A'07. Within the Garstang Museum, Liverpool, archives are photographs of the dish after excavation at Abydos (negative nos. A.166 and A.167).