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ID number:  ECM 1206
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Stone Bowl
Object type:  Vessel
Culture:  Egyptian
Collector:  Myers, William Joseph
Materials:  Basalt
Provenance:  Unknown

High bowl of black basalt, flaring sides incurving slightly at top, flat base

Bibliography:  Aston, B., Harrell, J., Shaw, I. ‘Stone’ in Nicholson and Shaw (2000): Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology. Cambridge. p.5-77).

Lucas, A. 1962. Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries, 4th ed., rev. J. R. Harris (London: Edward Arnold and Mineola, New York).

Notes:  Basalt was a widespread stone in ancient Egypt, however only one ancient quarry is known from the northern Fayum (Aston et al. 2000: 23-24). The use of this stone for vessels can be traced back to the Predynastic period until around the 6th Dynasty (Lucas 1962: 65). Basalt was also particularly used for statuary within the Late and Greco-Roman period.

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