Hemispherical bowl

Nubian
Post-Meroitic/Byzantine Period
A.D. 364–476


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 25 (Queen(?) Maletaral II)

Dimensions

Overall: 5.5 x 15.2 cm (2 3/16 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

20.4771

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a fairly small, wide, and shallow hemispherical bowl that is treated with creamy white slip on both interior and exterior. The finishing treatment on the exterior fo the base has worn away to an underlying black fabric (or blackening). The bottom of the interior carries a dark brown painted line design that has faded/worn considerable.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 25 (tomb of Queen(?) Maletaral II). 1917: 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: September 1, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition