Vessel fragment with flying birds

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Tumulus K XX

Dimensions

Height: 10.3 cm (4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1235

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Fragment. Rim and side of wide mouthed spherical vase. Glazed outside and inside rim. Rim light blue with painted cross hatching. Body dark blue with geometric border on shoulder and flying birds below in light blue.

Provenance

From Kerma, tumulus K XX. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, January 1914; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition