Small hemispherical bowl

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 750–270 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Overall: 8.6 x 13.1 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4486

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This small hemispherical bowl is fashioned of a pinkish clay fabric. The interior and exterior surfaces have been treated with a red slip and well polished. A whitish muddy wash subsequently coated portions of the vessel. There is a slight irregularity to its rounded base. The exterior has some black discolorations, while the interior has some incrustations of sand.

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