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Small hemispherical bowl

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Pyramid 3 (Queen Naparaye)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 12 cm (2 9/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.4514

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This small hemispherical bowl is fashioned of a light reddish clay fabric. Both the interior and exterior were treated with a red slip and polished, though most of the exterior surface has worn away. Much of the rim has chipped off. The bowl is cracked.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) el-Kurru, pyramid 3 (tomb of Queen Naparaye). 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