- Rounded, cuplike, hollow parts of objects, such as the body of a stemmed vessel or the part of a pipe in which tobacco is burned.
- Rounded vessels that are generally wider than they are high, usually hemispherical or nearly so. A bowl may have a spreading base or foot ring and sometimes two handles or a cover. Distinguished from a cup, which is rather deep than wide.
- Refers to the Predynastic period in Upper Egypt from about 3500 to 2925 BCE. Works of art include slate palettes, carved maceheads, copper artifacts, ivory and stone figurines, and buff-colored pottery decorated with geometric motifs and stylized representations of plants, animals, and people, in red paint.
- Refers to the period in Egypt from about 4000 to 3000 or 2925 BCE though some authors date the period from 6000 BCE. Works of art include pottery such as the painted wares from the Amratian and Gerzian periods, stone vessels, ivory and clay figures, stone palettes, and wall paintings such as that found at Hierakonpolis depicting animals, boats, mourning women, and fighting men.
- Containers designed to serve as receptacles for a liquid or other substance, usually those of circular section and made of some durable material; especially containers of this nature in domestic use, employed in connection with the preparation or serving of food or drink, and usually of a size suitable for carrying by hand.
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