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Pottery in the Old Kingdom

Meydum ware

A very fine polished red ware, first recognised in excavation at Meydum; this ware was made in either Nile or marl clay.

Qau tomb 462

Pottery of daily use

The ware is often rough (Nile fabric C). The pottery is often found at settlement sites, but also in tombs.

Sedment tomb 415

Black-topped ware - very common in Naqada I - is very rare and might have been used in religious context


How the pottery was used | further reading on pottery in the Old Kingdom


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