Small footed (tripod) bowl with incised decoration

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Kerma, S 33A; Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Kerma

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9.3 x 8.3 cm (3 11/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

14.1424

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This small hemispherical bowl has been provided with three cylcindrical legs that terminate in slightly pulled feet. The rim is straight. Just below the rim a border of regularly spaced incised dots have been added. The underside of the bowl has been scratched with fairly deeply incised irregular lines to create a rough-textured surface.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, cemetery S, grave 33A. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition