270 B.C.–A.D. 320
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, W453 (thieves' debris)
Overall: 12 x 22 x 23.5 cm (4 3/4 x 8 11/16 x 9 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This is One of four offering platters on stands, found together. This platter with integrated stand is fashioned of a red-brown clay fabric. The upper part is a rectangular, very shallow, almost flat platter. One large corner fragment is broken off and missing. The lower portion of the stand is broken missing as well. The entire vessel is treated with red slip.
From Meroe, W453 (thieves' debris). 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: September 5, 2006)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition