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Beaker of Kerma pottery, with the remains of textile wrapping around the mouth: Ancient Nubian, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Qurna, Classic Kerma Period, 1585-1545 BC

Museum reference



World Culture

Object name


Production information

Nubia, Sudan, Northern Africa


Classic Kerma Period
17th Dynasty, 2nd Intermediate Period, Ancient Egyptian

Style / Culture

Ancient Nubian


Kerma pottery, Sand, fine, Mica, Straw, Textile

Collection place(s)

Qurna, Thebes, Upper Egypt, Egypt, Northern Africa


Excavator: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders, Professor Sir, 1853 - 1942


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Qurneh / by W.M. Flinders Petrie. London, B.S.A.E. & B. Quaritch, 1909, 6 - 10

Arnold, Dorothea and Bourriau, Janine (eds), An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Pottery, Germany, 1993

Roehrig, C.H., Dreyfus, R., Keller, C.A., (eds.) Hatshepsut : From Queen to Pharaoh, 2005 (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art), p.21, cat.5

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