Bowl with Basket Pattern
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
This bowl exemplifies one of the finest types of Nubian ceramics, called eggshell ware for the thinness of its walls. Artisans painted the outside of these vessels—mostly open bowls and cups—with geometric patterns or designs derived from basketry. With walls only three to five millimeters thick, eggshell ware breaks easily; whole or nearly whole examples such as this piece are extremely rare.
ca. 3300-3100 B.C.E.
Predynastic Period, late Naqada III Period
5 11/16 x greatest diam. 5 9/16 in. (14.4 x 14.2 cm)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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