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Offering stand

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, W453 (thieves' debris)

Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 22 x 23.5 cm (4 3/4 x 8 11/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.3365

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is One of four offering platters on stands, found together. This platter with integrated stand is fashioned of a red-brown clay fabric. The upper part is a rectangular, very shallow, almost flat platter. One large corner fragment is broken off and missing. The lower portion of the stand is broken missing as well. The entire vessel is treated with red slip.

Provenance

From Meroe, W453 (thieves' debris). 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

(Accession Date: September 5, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition