Convex-sided bowl

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 750–270 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Great Temple of Amun, B 500 A

Dimensions

Overall: 7.8 x 15.8 cm (3 1/16 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.4515

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This bowl is fashioned of a somewhat coarse, drag redware clay fabric with a bright orangish-pink wash. It has a shallow ring base with convex sides that rise to a rolled rim. Part of the exterior has beige to brown earthy incrustations adhering to it. Areas of the interior and exterior are speckled with black discolorations/residue.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building B 500 (Great Temple of Amun), B 500A. 1916: 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