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Convex-sided bowl

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Amanikhabale
50–40 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Pyramid 10 (unknown queen)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.8 x 14.2 cm (2 11/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4513

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This bowl is fashioned of a reddish clay fabric. It has a shallow ring base, convex sides, and a flat, pulled rim. Both interior and exterior surfaces are treated with a red wash/slip. The bowl exhibits a great deal of small brownish discolorations/incrustations. The rim is chipped, but otherwise the bowl is intact.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Pyramid 10 (tomb of unknown queen). 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: August 23, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition