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ID number:  ECM 1965
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Pottery Sherd
Object type:  Vessel
Culture:  Egyptian
Date made:  Naqada I Period (c. 4000-3500 BCE)
Collector:  Wainwright, Gerald Avery
Materials:  Ceramic
Measurements:  overall: 4.03 cm x 4.52 cm x 4.97 cm (Height x Maximum Width x Depth)
Provenance:  Sawama, Middle Egypt

Small beaker in fabric Nile A, red coated on the exterio and inside the rim, and burnished. Linear decoration is applied on the exterior in white gypsum paint.

Bibliography:  For more information, see:

C. Gallorini 2016 ''Would I Lie to You?'' The truth behind object marks and museum catalogue entries' in S. Boonstra (ed.) Objects Come to Life, Birmingham Egyptology.

Notes:  ECM 1963 and ECM 1965 bear on the interior the object marks 'S' and 'WAIN.16' in ink. The 'S' links the sherds to Sawama while 'WAIN.16', which also appears on two futher C-ware sherds of unknown provenance in the collection, is most likely a mark used in Wainwright's own pottery typology.

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