A little coarse and somewhat pitted, this ancient Egyptian bowl (102.70GHD) was long on display at the now closed Collector’s Memorial Museum in Farmington, New Mexico. Just a bit over 5 ½” in diameter, the bowl is in overall very good condition with only a 1 1/8” chipped area on the inside of the rim to detract from its simple, graceful form. Brought into the country in the mid 1930s by a merchant mariner, it was part of a small collection dated by a contract archeologist into the XXV-XXXI Dynasties, c.713-332BC. Jess McKee, owner of the museum mentioned earlier, purchased the collection and had it on display there. This bowl was probably used to hold a tomb offering…not for royalty, but for a commoner, and was made from silty clay collected along the banks of the Nile River. A very nice addition for the collector of Egyptian items, this well-documented bowl would serve well as a ‘type’ piece. The bowl comes with a small display tag, a write-up about McKee and his museum, a copy of the archeologist’s collection authentication certificate, and a certificate from HD Enterprises guaranteeing authenticity.