Bowl with figural representation
Meroitic Period or early Post-Meroitic Period
4th–6th century A.D.
Findspot: Nubia, Gammai, Tomb 115
Height x diameter: 9 x 16.2 cm (3 9/16 x 6 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Richard B. Carter Gallery (Gallery 171)
Bronze. Bowl. Incised decoration. Procession of deities beneath an ornamental band of olive leaves. Decayed but nearly perfect.
With incised decoration, representing a king and gods. The style and the short inscription beside the king are Meroitic, although the motifs are of Egyptian Origin.
From Gammai, Tomb 115. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates