Bowl with bird on inside
Byzantine (Coptic) Period
about A.D. 500–599
Findspot: Sudan, Sarras (Shalfak), NW of Fort
Overall: 10 x 27.5 cm (3 15/16 x 10 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Reddish gray clay, polished a neutral orange, with low foot; inside decoration depicts a bird in black. Chipped and discolored in a few spots.
From Sarras (Shalfak); north-west of Fort (see Diary: March 8, 1931 / Exp.Ph. C 12837 / C 12838). 1931: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1947: Brought from Harvard Camp.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition