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ID number:  ECM 821
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Painted Faience Bowl
Object type:  Vessel
Culture:  Egyptian
Date made:  Possibly New Kingdom
Collector:  Myers, William Joseph
Materials:  Faience
Measurements:  overall: 4.50 cm x 0.26 cm x 13.20 cm (H x D x Dia)
Provenance:  Unknown

Fine shallow bowl of blue faience with design in black: man in elaborate costume seated on chair on mat [damaged area before], balanced by large jar on stand to spectator's right; bouquets around; tendril design around inside of rim

Bibliography:  Georganteli, E. and Bommas, M. (eds.) 2010. Sacred and Profane: Treasures of Ancient Egypt from the Myers Collection, Eton College and University of Birmingham. London. (Page 59, Entry No. 44).

Spurr, S., Reeves, N., and Quirke, S. 1999. Egyptian Art at Eton College: Selections from the Myers Museum. Windsor and New York. (Page 29, Entry No. 31).

Reeves, N. (ed.) 2008. Egyptian Art at Eton College and Durham University: Catalogue of a loan exhibition to Japan, 24 February-30 November 2008. With contributions from C. Barclay, T. Hardwick, S. Quirke, N. Reeves, J. Ruffle,
H. Schneider, and S. Spurr (Page 98, Entry No. 113).

Notes:  These bowls are attested from the Middle Kingdom onwards in funerary contexts, though are also noted as later being used for presenting offerings within the Hathor cult (Georganteli and Bommas 2010: 59).

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