Bowl with flaring rim and central medallion

Roman (?)
Imperial Period
A.D. 62–85

Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Begrawiya, Pyr. N 18 Room A

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 472; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).


Overall: 13.5 x 35 cm (5 5/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Vessel; Bronze. Bowl; large flaring rim with foot and two handles. In center inside a medallion showing relief scene of Actaeon and Dogs.

Brown and dark green patina. Small hole in bowl. The flat bowl has a large, flaring rim with a foot and two vegetable stemmed handles, terminating in duk’s heads at the bowl. There is waterleaf moulding on the foot. The medallion set in the bottom of the bowl has a scene of Actaeon, stag’s horns on his head, defending himself from his own hounds. The style is pseudo-Transitional. (Comstock & Vermeule, Greek Etruscan & Roman Bronzes, p. 336)


From the tomb of Queen (?) Amanikhatashan, about A.D. 62-85, Meroe, Pyr. N. XVIII, March 23, 1921: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition