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Abydos ware

By Levi Clancy for Student Reader on

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First found in an Egyptian royal tomb in Abydos, Abydos Ware has since been found in Egyptian royal tombs elsewhere as well. Abydos Ware is of Canaanite origin and indicates extensive trade. Abydos Ware was important in trading wine and oils, and includes several different groups:

Red PolishedRPW
Lattice Burnished
Ceramic vessels effectively sweat, keeping insides much cooler than outside while losing liquid. This will basically ruin wine by losing liquid, creating some sort of awful vinegar liquid. Polishing the ceramic and applying combs are strategies to prevent it from sweating.
Light-Faced PaintedA light colored ware with red decorations such as stipling and matching.
Metallic Combed