Meroë site 260: Pottery Types

Scope and Content

Image of pottery types discovered in the Temple of Amun. Top row (from left): red clay wheel-made bottle (site 262); hand-made bowl with burnish slip and roulette decoration (268); cream ware bottle with polished red slip (267). Bottom row from left: marl ware wheel-made cup with traces of burnish red slip (265); pink ware handled jug (267); fragment of wheel-turned pot stand (263); wheel-made spouted bowl (268). Handwritten note with negative states 'Meroë D43 Plate X2' and '' crossed out. Album print marked 'M10.'

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

One edge of the negative has been broken and has a jagged edge.

Separated Material

The pot the far left of the top row is now in the Sudan National Museum, Khartoum; the pot on the centre right of the bottom row is now in Liverpool Museum, (49.47.760).

Conditions Governing Use

The digital image is copyright of the University of Liverpool.


Image published in Garstang, (1911), Meroë: City of the Ethiopians, pl. X.2, labelled ‘Pottery vases from various chambers (upper row 262,268, 267, Lower row 265, 267, 263, 268)’. Full description of the objects can be found in Török, (1997), Meroë City, Vol. 1, pp 124-126, find references (top row from left) 262-2. 268-2, 267-2, (bottom row from left) 265-1, 267-1, 263-1, 268-1.

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