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Fragments of a mold/ornamental brick lattice

Nubian
Napatan to Meroitic Period
about 750 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Building (Temple) B 800-900, room 801

Accession Number

20.5054

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a large and a small fragment of the interior openwork of a mold/ornamental brick lattice. The remaining portion suggests the original design was abstract rather than firgural/symbolic, but this is not completely certain. It is fashioned of a red clay fabric and has remnant white plaster.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building (Temple) B 800-900, room 801 (collumned hall). 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 19, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition