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Hemispherical bowl

Nubian
Napatan Period, reigns of Nasakhma to Malowiebamani
468–435 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 31 (Queen Sakaaye)

Dimensions

Overall: 30 x 8.3 cm (11 13/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.4796

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This jar is of tall slender proportions. It has high-set, gradual shoulders, a long neck, and a rolled rim. The lower body narrows, likely originally having been roughly conical with a rounded or nearly pointed base. The lower portion, however, has broken off and is missing. The exterior is treated with a red wash. The remainder of the jar is in slightly cracked condition.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 31 (tomb of Queen Sakaaye). 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 5, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition