Fragment of a cup or bowl
Meroitic or later
about A.D. 1300
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, 100
Overall: 8.6 x 15.4 x 0.4 cm (3 3/8 x 6 1/16 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Fragment of a cup or bowl, fine red pottery. Manufactured from a mixture of Nile mud and desert clay, this fragment from a Nubian wheel-made vessel is representative of the decorated ware of the Late Christian Period. The shape of the vessel is that of a plain rimmed bowl with sides tapered inward. In addition to having both interior and exterior surfaces covered with a red slip, a broad body freize of white pigment overlaid with a red cross-hatched pattern has been applied to the bowl.
From Gebel Barkal, Amun temple area, Barkal B100. 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 Sudan.
(Accession date June 12, 2008)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition