Small hemispherical bowl
about 750–270 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Grave 704
Overall: 8.8 x 13.4 cm (3 7/16 x 5 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This small hemispherical bowl is fashioned of a brownish clay fabric treated with a red wash. Both the interior and exterior surfaces exhibit the substantial presence of black discolorations, possibly from use. The interior is partially coated with white to beige incrustations; the exterior base also has small amounts of similar incrustations. The exterior is heavily abraded with large areas of surface treatments flaked off.
From el-Kurru, Ku. 704. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.
(Accession Date: August 23, 2006)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition