about 2400–2050 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma
Height x diameter: 12.2 x 18.1 cm (4 13/16 x 7 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This semicircular bowl with slightly recurved rim displays the black interior polish and blackened rim that is typical of Kerma ceramics. The body of the vessel is polished red on the exterior. (Sudan catalogue)
Red-polished, black-topped bowl, intact with chipped rim; soil encrustation on inside upper rim. (Card)
From Kerma, Cemetery N, grave 131 (a disturbed oval grave). April, 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
(Accession Date: March 27, 1996)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition