About this object

Fragment of a bowl carved from hornblende diorite. Flat based open bowl with inverted rim. Interior stained red.

Presented to the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (no. 58265) by Professor Flinders Petrie in September 1927 (dated to 1st - 2nd Dynasty).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Early Dynastic Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    3100 BC - 2686 BC about
  • Materials
    Diorite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    British Archaeology in Egypt
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    1922
  • Measurements
    40 mm x 162 mm x 115 mm
  • Related people
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt ( Collector, previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie ( Previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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