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Shallow bowl

Nubian
Meroitic Period
270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. W), grave 159

Dimensions

Overall: 6 x 15.5 cm (2 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.3246

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition