Deep streaky burnished bowl
Napatan Period (?)
about 750–270 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal
Overall: 10.5 x 17.1 cm (4 1/8 x 6 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This bowl, fashioned of a red-brown clay fabric, has almost straight sides but for a slight in-curve at the top. It has a flat base, and the rim is straight. The exterior is treated with a red slip that has been burnished to a streaky pattern. Much of this treatment, however, has worn away. Portions are broken and missing, with several fragments remaining.
From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal. 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 25, 2006)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition