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ID number:  ECM 1974
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Ceramic Flask
Object type:  Vessel
Culture:  Mycenaean
Date made:  Late Helladic IIIA/Eighteenth Dynasty (c. 1550-1295 BCE)
Collector:  Wainwright, Gerald Avery
Materials:  Ceramic
Provenance:  Upper Eg: Balabish - grave B 17.

The greater portion of a spherical white clay flask with long neck, everted rim, and two handles. Each side of the flask is decorated over its entire surface with concentric circles in dark red.

Bibliography:  For more information, see:

C. Graves 2016 'Balabish: Rediscovering an expedition' in S. Boonstra (ed.) Objects Come to Life Virtual Exhibition, Birmingham Egyptology.

G.A. Wainwright 1920. Balabish. London. Egypt Exploration Society.

Notes:  The flask is of Mycenaean manufacture and was likely traded into Egypt before being deposited in Tomb 17 at Balabish. The decoration, concentric circles of red paint on a globular body, is typical of this vessel type. Later Egyptian copies were also found at Balabish - notably ECM 1971, which was discovered in Burial 50. This vessel can be seen on Plate 25 of the excavation report by Wainwright.

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