This is one of the top 10 masterpieces of the Museum. This is a painted cream-ware pottery bowl. It was reconstructed from fragments and has a rounded base, The interior was painted with brown vine stems and leaves. The exterior surface was painted with leaf motifs between parallel sets of lines. From cemetery 300 at Meroe, Sudan. Meroitic period, 300 BCE to 400 CE. With thanks to The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL. Photo © Osama S. M. Amin.