Red Ware Vase

Polished red ware vase. It has traces of an original fabric lid fixed in place with a form of ancient glue. Testing showed the glue is made of cow fat mixed with conifer resin, bees' wax and acacia gum. Traces of animal dung suggest the fat was produced in surroundings that were not sterile.Kahun.
 
Egypt.
1900BC
  

Red Ware Varse

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