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Black-Topped Red Ware Vessel

Before 3200 BCE
Predynastic Period (ca. 5300-3000 BCE)
6 1/4 x 5 1/16 in. (15.9 x 12.8 cm)

Egyptian artist

Object Type: Ceramics
Medium and Support: Terracotta
Credit Line: The C. Herbert Ocumpaugh Collection
Accession Number: 1928.106
Location: Currently on view
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Collection: The C. Herbert Ocumpaugh Collection

The interior and rim of these red vessels were purposely blackened through carbonization by standing a hot, freshly fired pot, rim down, on a bed of chopped straw or chaff.

[Gallery label text, 2004]

C. Herbert Ocumpaugh, Rochester, NY (1864-1929); his gift to the University and the Gallery in 1928

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Ocumpaugh property at 51-55 Main Street East Note from the Rochester Images project, direct url:

"The Ocumpaugh family was prominent in Rochester for many years. E. Ocumpaugh sold ready-made clothing from a shop at 71 Main Street in the 1840s. Later the "Ocumpaugh Building", occupied a space on the south side of the west end of the Main Street Bridge into which the "Y" moved in February 1876. In the mid-1920s, C. Herbert Ocumpaugh presented his collection of Egyptian and Eastern-Mediterranian antiquities to the Memorial Art Gallery."

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