Nubian. <em>Bowl with Alternate Impressed and Red-polished Panels</em>, ca. 3500-3300 B.C.E. Clay, 3 1/2 x 7 9/16 in. (8.9 x 19.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 07.447.404. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 07.447.404_PS11.jpg)

Bowl with Alternate Impressed and Red-polished Panels


Medium: Clay

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 3500-3300 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 3 1/2 x 7 9/16 in. (8.9 x 19.2 cm) mount (m2 - overall): 3 3/4 × 7 1/2 × 7 1/2 in. (9.5 × 19.1 × 19.1 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 07.447.404

Image: 07.447.404_PS11.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Deep conical bowl of red-polished brown clay. Small, flattened base with rounded edge. Sides very gently curving, almost straight. Plain rim. Bottom inside marked around central low hump. Decorated inside and outside with panels apparently produced by scraping the surface with a comb. Inside, six such panels, in the shape of wind-mill wings, radiate regularly from base to rim. Outside, they are irregularly dispersed in irregular shapes (pattern possibly derived from basketry or leather-vessel), with a border-band along rim and a broad band around base. Rocker-stamped. Condition: Broken into four parts and mended, with a triangular segment near base missing, and the joints chipped and gaping. Polish inside rubbed.

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