Bowl with figural representation

Nubian
Meroitic Period or early Post-Meroitic Period
4th–6th century A.D.


Findspot: Nubia, Gammai, Tomb 115

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9 x 16.2 cm (3 9/16 x 6 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.365

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Richard B. Carter Gallery (Gallery 171)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Bronze. Bowl. Incised decoration. Procession of deities beneath an ornamental band of olive leaves. Decayed but nearly perfect.

[Alternate Text:]
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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates