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Large fragment of a shallow dish

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 90–50 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Pyramid 6 (Nawidemak)

Dimensions

Overall: 15.8 x 20 cm (6 1/4 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.4257

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a large fragment comprising approximately half of a very shallow dish/plate. It has a deeply formed ring base that is in battered condition. Such vessels are often found in many types of contexts, including grave, tomb, temple, and household, and could be used for a variety of purposes. They tend to be made of medium to coarse grades of clay.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Pyramid 6 (tomb of Nawidemak). 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 17, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition