Bowl with bird on inside

Egyptian
Byzantine (Coptic) Period
about A.D. 500–599


Findspot: Sudan, Sarras (Shalfak), NW of Fort

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 27.5 cm (3 15/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1672

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Reddish gray clay, polished a neutral orange, with low foot; inside decoration depicts a bird in black. Chipped and discolored in a few spots.

Provenance

From Sarras (Shalfak); north-west of Fort (see Diary: March 8, 1931 / Exp.Ph. C 12837 / C 12838). 1931: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1947: Brought from Harvard Camp.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition