about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus VIII
Overall: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This bowl, of a buff-colored clay, is roughly hemispherical with a folded rim. It is treated with a white slip inside and out. The exterior is decorated with painted vertical bands defined by black lines. The painting withing these bands forms a sequence of three types: solid yellow, solid white, and white with black horizontal lines. It is in very fragmentary form but mostly reassemblied with significant portions still missing.
From Kerma, Cemetery S, Tumulus VIII. March 1914: 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.
(Accession date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition