An Egyptian imitation of an imported two-handled jar from the Levant

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnder the Potter’s Tree
Subtitle of host publicationStudies on Ancient Egypt presented to Janine Bourriau on the Occasion of her 70th Birthday
EditorsDavid Aston, Bettina Bader, Carla Gallorini, Paul Nicholson, Sarah Buckingham
Place of PublicationLeuven ; Paris ; Walpole, MA
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9789042924727
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventLevantine Imports: Problems and Priorities: Old Kingdom Pottery Workshop - University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 4 Jul 20116 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameOrientalia Lovaniensia Analecta
PublisherUitgeverij Peeters


WorkshopLevantine Imports: Problems and Priorities


  • Egypt Archaeology
  • Egypt--History--Old Kingdom, ca. 2686-ca. 2181 B.C.
  • ceramics
  • Material culture--Egypt


Dive into the research topics of 'An Egyptian imitation of an imported two-handled jar from the Levant'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this