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Nubia: Pottery

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
UC 18979 UC 18978 UC 13214 UC 13215

For other earlier Kerma pots sherds click here.


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