Small hemispherical bowl

Nubian
Napatan Period
about 750–270 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave 701

Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 12.5 cm (3 1/2 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.4495

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This cup is fashioned of a reddish clay fabric. It has been treated with a red slip/wash and burnished. Much of the exterior, though, is in heavily battered and flaking condition. The base is rounded. Straight sides expand towards the upper body before inverting slightly to a straight rim. Just below the rim are 3 somewhat irregularly spaced incised lines created during the spinning process. There is a tiny hole in one side just above the base.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 701. 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