Issue 4, 2021
V. I. Yarmolovich
Relief and figure vessels from the Russian excavations in Memphis (Kom Tuman)
The paper is devoted to investigation of pottery, which was discovered during excavations of the Russian Archaeological Mission to Memphis (Centre for Egyptological Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences), namely Bes vessels and figured vessels in shape of various animals and birds. Bes vessels that were discovered by the Russian mission had been widespread during the Late Period (664–332 c. BCE). Figure vessel in the shape of a sow/boar could be dated to the 5th — the end of the 3rd c. BCE. Dating of other vessels is debatable. Morphological and technological features, as well as history of domestication of chicken in ancient Egypt, permit to date the vessels in shape of roosters to the Ptolemaic or Roman periods. A spout in the shape of an ox is dated presumably to the Late Period.
Bes, rooster, figure vessel, Memphis, Egyptian pottery, Late Period.
Original language — English.
Referring: Yarmolovich V. I. Relief and figure vessels from the Russian excavations in Memphis (Kom Tuman) // Egypt and neighbouring countries 4 (2021): 100–119. DOI: 10.24412/2686-9276-2021-00025.
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