Pitt Rivers Museum Anthropology and World Archaology




Pot stand



Collector not known

Loaned to the Museum in 1951 by the Ashmolean Museum

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Pot stand, Sudan

This pot stand, from Meroë in Sudan, has been decorated with red slip. A slip is a thin suspension of clay that gives the pot a smoother finish or a contrasting colour. Further decoration can then be scratched or painted on to the slip. In this case, a white lattice decoration has been painted on to the red slip.

View database record 1951.4.017