C-Group; From Faras, Lower Nubia, grave 110, Griffith excavations
Polished black ware with decoration filled with white pigment
H. 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm), Diam. 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1913 (13.125.28A)
This handmade cup was smoothed inside with the fingers, and the outer surface burnished with a smooth pebble. The rim decoration consists of two rings of impressed triangles filled with white pigment, creating a pattern of raised black lozenges. Below, a series of triangles and lozenges are filled with short hatched lines that are enhanced with white pigment.