Pitt Rivers Museum Anthropology and World Archaology




Sundried pot

Probably Egypt


Collected by Estella Louisa Michaela Canziani

Loaned to the Museum in 1940. Donated to the Museum in 1964

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Sundried pot, Egypt

Rather than being fired in a kiln or bonfire, some vessels are simply dried in the sun. This pot has been moulded quickly and sun-dried. It is extremely fragile and would have been intended only for local use, to be discarded when broken. It was made some time before 1940, probably in Egypt.

View database record 1940.12.026