Small hemispherical bowl

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 750–270 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave 704

Dimensions

Overall: 8.8 x 13.4 cm (3 7/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.4485

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This small hemispherical bowl is fashioned of a brownish clay fabric treated with a red wash. Both the interior and exterior surfaces exhibit the substantial presence of black discolorations, possibly from use. The interior is partially coated with white to beige incrustations; the exterior base also has small amounts of similar incrustations. The exterior is heavily abraded with large areas of surface treatments flaked off.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 704. 1919: 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 23, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition