Bowl with impressed ankh signs

Nubian
Meroitic Period
40 B.C.–A.D. 40


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Tomb W 139

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8.3 x 13 cm (3 1/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.1802

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Out on Loan

On display at Drents Museum, Assen, The Netherlands, December 15, 2018 – May 5, 2019

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Convex bowl with impressed ankh signs. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. There is a band of red around the rim of the bowl. There is an incised line below the band of red. The surface is worn. It is complete.

Provenance

From Meroe, tomb W 139. Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition and assigned to the MFA by the Sudanese government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition