Vessel - unknown nature

Nubian
Meroitic Period
90–50 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Meroe Begarawiyah, W5

Dimensions

9.3 cm (3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-1-154

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Vessel of unknown nature. Found inside 23-1-153 to which part of it still adheres. Seive base of disc form; tapering cylindrical body smaller at top; made of piece of metal folded over and soldered. Disc cap at top with hole, through which projects long tube(now in pieces)to the top where a rectangular plate with central hole was attached. (Dow Dunham ‘s book identifies it as a bronze sprinkler with perforated base.) Also found with vessel - a bead fragment and one piece of wood

Provenance

Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan. January, 1923

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition