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Painted bowl

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus VIII

Dimensions

Overall: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1698

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This bowl, of a buff-colored clay, is roughly hemispherical with a folded rim. It is treated with a white slip inside and out. The exterior is decorated with painted vertical bands defined by black lines. The painting withing these bands forms a sequence of three types: solid yellow, solid white, and white with black horizontal lines. It is in very fragmentary form but mostly reassemblied with significant portions still missing.

Provenance

From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus VIII. March 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

(Accession date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition