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Ceramic from Africa and Egypt

Ceramic, Africa (including Egypt)

Works of Art (21)

Ampulla (Flask) of Saint Menas, late 500s–mid-700s, Byzantine; Probably made at Abu Menas, near Alexandria, Egypt, Terracotta (27.94.19)
Bowl, ca. 1000; Fatimid, Egypt, Earthenware, glazed and luster-painted (63.178.1)
Classic Kerma Beaker, Egyptian Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 13, ca. 1802–1640 B.C., Classical Kerma; From Abydos, Egypt, Garstang excavations, Black-topped red polished ceramic (20.2.45)
Drinking Cup, ca. 1900–1550 B.C., C-Group; From Faras, Lower Nubia, grave 110, Griffith excavations, Polished black ware with decoration filled with white pigment (13.125.28A)
Footed Bowl, 13th century; Tellem, Mali; Tellem peoples, Pottery (1977.394.59a)
Footed Bowl, Predynastic Period, probably late Naqada I–early Naqada II, ca. 3750–3550 B.C., Egyptian, Ceramic (10.176.113)
Funerary Vessel, 19th–20th century, Ghana; Akan, Asante, Terracotta (1980.68)
Head, 16th–17th century, Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin, Terracotta, sacrificial materials (1991.17.7)
Jar from the tomb of Sennedjem, New Kingdom, reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279–1213 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Sennedjem, Deir el-Medina, western Thebes, Painted red pottery (86.1.10)
Memorial Head, 17th century, Ghana; Akan, Twifo region, Hemang city, Terracotta, roots, quartz fragments (1978.412.563)
Memorial Head, 19th–20th century, Côte d'Ivoire; Akan, Anyi subgroup, Terracotta (1978.412.394)
Necklace with Pendant, 16th–18th century, Angola; Chokwe, Wood, ceramic, raffia (1996.456)
Ostrakon with a letter from Frange to Enoch, 580–640, Egypt, Pottery fragment with ink inscription (14.1.157)
Panel of four calligraphic tiles, 14th–early 15th century; Marinid, Morocco, Glazed composite body (1999.146)
Seated Figure, 13th century, Mali, Inland Niger Delta region; Djenné, Terracotta (1981.218)
Spherical Jar, Meroitic Period, ca. 100 B.C.–300 A.D., Meroitic, Painted pottery (08.202.47)
Storage Jar, ca. 2000–1600 B.C., C-Group; From Faras, Upper Nubia, grave 3, Griffith excavations, Red and black ware with incised linear decoration (13.125.29)
Terracotta Figure of Isis-Aphrodite, Roman period, 2nd–3rd century, Egyptian, Alluvial clay; brown, black, red, and pink paint on white englobe (1991.76)
Vase, Coptic period (3rd–12th century), 8th century, Egypt, Ceramic, painted, unglazed (23.2.74)
Vessel, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, ca. 3450–3300 B.C., Egyptian, Painted pottery (20.2.10)
Woman Wearing a Tunic, 4th–5th century; Early Byzantine, Egyptian; Probably Eshmunein, Painted plaster (12.185.4)