Black-topped redware bowl

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 17.5 cm (4 1/8 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.2741

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a black-topped redware bowl. The red surface treatment shows a degree of polish similar to that of the classic black-topped red polished ware that is characteristic of the Classic Kerma period.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, tomb K 307. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession date: May 19, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition