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Platter with stand/foot

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Shanadakhete
170–150 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Pyramid 4 (a queen)

Accession Number

20.5011

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a large, shallow platter of reddish clay fabric. Most of the rim is broken off and missing. It once had a stand or foot (likely the former based on the remaining portion), but most has broken off as well. The central portion of the platter is blackened. There are areas of a sandy beige incrustation.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Pyramid 4 (tomb of a queen). 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 18, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition