This volume comprises thirty-three peer-reviewed papers presented at the international conference 'Vienna 2 - Ancient Egyptian Ceramics in the 21st Century' held at the University of Vienna in May 2012. The papers discuss pottery manufacture and use as well as its archaeological deposition and significance over the entire length of ancient Egyptian history from the prehistoric to early medieval periods. The spatial distribution of sites from which ceramic material is drawn and discussed covers the Nile Delta in the north, the Egyptian Nile valley down to the Sudan as well as adjacent regions. The papers not only provide detailed insights into the most recent analytical methods, results, theoretical approaches and relevant scholarly discussions in the field of ancient Egyptian ceramics, but also highlight ongoing research at archaeological excavations, in museums, storerooms and archives. The book therefore offers a comprehensive up-to-date reference collection of articles addressing the current state and future directions of ceramological studies in Egyptian archaeology.