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Andesite Porphyry

It is a volcanic rock, similar to diorite but fine-grained. In the Roman Period it was quarried at Gebel Esh, Gebel el-Urf and Gebel Dukhan. The material was sometime used for vessels (predynastic), but was especially popular in the Roman Period.

UC5989, vessel found at Ballas

Aston/Harrell/Shaw 2000: 48-49
Aston 1994: 21-23


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