Footed bowl with painted decoration

Nubian
X-Group
about 4th–6th century A.D.


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Allaqi, Cemetery 112, Grave 24

Dimensions

Overall: 17.4 x 12.9 cm (6 7/8 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.3566

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a tall slender bowl with a small foot. Both the exterior at least portions of the interior are treated with a red wash, possibly polished. The exterior is also adorned with regularly spaced vertical rows of three, haphazardly applied white painted dots (looking more like sideways drop shapes than dots due to method/speed of application). There is a fragment missing from one side of the vessel leading into a crack; otherwise the vessel is intact.

Provenance

From Wadi Alaqi (ASN112/24). 1911. Excavated by Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the Egyptian government.

(Accession Date: August 2, 2006)

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia