Vessel foot

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. W144

Dimensions

Overall: 4 x dia. 10.5 cm (1 9/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-309

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Foot of vessel, machine made. This is one of three vessels that were found still packed in Shipping crate BMS 278. There were no identifying numbers. The shipping list identified them as “3 bowls Meroe, Beg.” The foot of vessel fits the description of 22-2-309 and the other two were given Eg. Inv. 6388 and Eg. Inv.6389.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W144. February, 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition. Assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition