The Mastabas of Ptahshepses: The Pottery

Ptahshepses was vizier to Sahure. The magnificent mastaba tomb is second in size only to Mereruka of Saqqara. First excavated in 1893, work between 1960 and 1974 by the Czech Institute has shed more light on the more mundane materials left by the earlier excavators. This volume presents a full analysis of the pottery found in the tomb. While most of the book is devoted to a catalogue, there are some useful and thoughtful discussions of how different types of vessel were made.