Fieldwork at the underwater settlements of Thnis-Herakleion, in the West Nile Delta, have uncovered Egyptian and imported pottery, notably a specific Egyptian fine ware consisting mainly of drinking vessels. These ceramics, from two contexts dated to the Achaemenid period and the native Dynasties, present typological characteristics which do not belong to the standard Egyptian ceramic corpus. This study suggests one axis of research relating to this corpus; comparison with the Neo-Assyrian ceramic repertoire allows some similarities to be observed. Some connections with ceramics from Saqqra and Tell el-Herr (in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula) are also taken into account. Further, a metal Bes vase is discussed owing to its shape and its hybrid decoration, alongside a type of imported painted table amphora regularly associated with the context of the ceramic-types treated