Highlights of the Manchester Museum 27: A Faience Bowl from Gurob
Ancient Egypt|March / April 2021
Campbell Price describes an object in Manchester Museum’s collection depicting an everyday scene that can still be witnessed today in Egypt.
Campbell Price

The site of Gurob (see opposite top), on the edge of the Fayum depression, was home to many members of the royal family during the Eighteenth Dynasty and later. From this important palace site survives a great deal of archaeological material that is often interpreted to give some insight into élite life during the New Kingdom. Objects from excavations at Gurob (and nearby Kahun), directed by British archaeologist William Matthew Flinders Petrie and permitted by the (French) antiquities officials in Egypt. delighted audiences in Britain for their apparent domesticity.

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