Black-topped bowl

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9.1 x 17 cm (3 9/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2093

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Black-topped bowl characterized by a wide, open form with a rounded bottom. On the slipped and burnished exterior, a silvery band separates the black mouth from the red body.

Provenance

From Kerma, K 316, no. 15. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition