Meroë: Meroitic Pottery

Scope and Content

Image of 6 examples of Meroitic pottery, including (from left) a black ware pot with incised decoration filled with red pigment (tomb 821); a pot with incised decoration filled with white pigment (tomb 821); globular vessel with two handles (tomb 376); a handmade pot with incised decoration filled with white and red pigments (tomb 820); a pottery stand (tomb 376); and dark clay globular vessel (tomb 378). Handwritten note with negative states 'Album N2 45, Meroë Pottery numbered 821, 821, 376, 820, 376, 378'. Album print labelled with site numbers and 'M10'.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Chipped at the edges of the emulsion of the negative and some scratches.

Conditions Governing Use

The digital image is copyright of the University of Liverpool.

Related Material

Reproduced as lantern slide 29 M1, entitled ‘Meroë – tombs, pottery vessels from’.


Full descriptions of the far left and centre left pot can be found in Török, (1997), Meroë City,, Vol. 1, p280.

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