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Deep streaky burnished bowl

Nubian
Napatan Period (?)
about 750–270 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 17.1 cm (4 1/8 x 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.4603

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition