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Brazier

Brazier
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Registration Number(s)
BAAM Serial Bibliotheca Alexandrina Antiquities Museum Number 1138

Inv.Inventory
 (SCA) 817
Inv.Inventory
 (MAIA) 00.05

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showcase 34

Brazier

Category:
Furniture and furnishing, lighting / heating equipment, braziers
Date:
Graeco-Roman Period, Ptolemaic Period (323-31 BCE)
Provenance:
Lower Egypt, Alexandria, Nelson Island
Material(s):
Man made material, pottery (terracotta)
Height:
33 cm;
Diameter:
29.5 cm
Hall:
Nelson Island Collection, showcase 34


Description

Cylindrical-shaped kiln.

Kilns

Throughout the Mediterranean, the types of kilns were reproduced and further developed. The size, actual shape and materials varied widely. The change from using bonfire to using a furnace or kiln aimed at better controlling the fire. The invention of the simple updraft kiln can only be deduced from a few ancient illustrations, mostly Early Egyptian. It is probable that the idea evolved independently in different parts of the world.
 


The information given here is subject to modification/update as a result of ongoing research.

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