Oval basin

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Malowiebamani (?)
463–435 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 32 (Queen Akhrasan), stairs in entrance

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 37.7 cm (5 1/2 x 14 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4778

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a somewhat bulky, oval-shaped basin fashioned of a coarse red clay fabric. The base is flat and splays out slightly at some edges because of the rough modeling. The rim is plan and unworked; near the midpoints of the two longer sides, however, the upper surface of the rim is notched with slanted incised lines. The sides are generally straight. The rim and base show some chipping.

Provenance

From Nuri, Pyramid 32 (tomb of Queen Akhrasan), stairs in entrance. 1918: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; (Accession Date: September 1, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition