Kerma pottery: some of the finest products of pottery workshops from any period in the Nile Valley are the 'Kerma beakers'. The vessels are red-brown colour with a black top in tulip form. They are hand-formed first, but in Classical Kerma (about 1700 - 1550 BC) they were shaped on a potter's wheel. The surface is highly polished. Often there is a distinctive silvery band around the vessel, from application of the bright white pigment huntite.
unprovenanced, but from Egypt (?)
found at Kerma
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