270 B.C.–A.D. 320
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. W), grave 159
Overall: 6 x 15.5 cm (2 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This well made shallow bowl is roughly hemispherical in shape and has fairly thin walls. Both the interior and exterior have been treated with a red slip and polished. Both surfaces also have many small black discolorations. The straight, unworked rim has a few chips, and there is one fragment missing from the vessel. Otherwise it is intact.
From Meroe (Beg. W), grave 159. 1922: 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: August 22, 2006)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition