Throughout the Dynastic age, Egyptian pottery workshops imitated foreign ceramic shapes in local clays. An Egyptian imitation of an Early Bronze Age Levantine Combed Ware jar, found at the Upper Egyptian site of Ballas and currently held in the Petrie Museum, University College London, is discussed in the context of known imports and local copies during the Old Kingdom. The fabric, manufacture and date of the jar are discussed against the background of imported ceramics from this period.
|Title of host publication||Under the Potter’s Tree|
|Subtitle of host publication||Studies on Ancient Egypt presented to Janine Bourriau on the Occasion of her 70th Birthday|
|Editors||David Aston, Bettina Bader, Carla Gallorini, Paul Nicholson, Sarah Buckingham|
|Place of Publication||Leuven ; Paris ; Walpole, MA|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||Levantine Imports: Problems and Priorities: Old Kingdom Pottery Workshop - University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland|
Duration: 4 Jul 2011 → 6 Jul 2011
|Name||Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta|
|Workshop||Levantine Imports: Problems and Priorities|
|Period||4/07/11 → 6/07/11|
- Egypt Archaeology
- Egypt--History--Old Kingdom, ca. 2686-ca. 2181 B.C.
- Material culture--Egypt