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Beaker with painted decoration

This slender beaker is fashioned of a redware clay fabric that has fired black in many areas. It has a rounded base with generally straight sides and a straight rim. There are traces of red wash/slip on the interior (much obscured by an earthy coating) and possibly the exterior, though only...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building B 100. 1916: 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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 11.4 x 12.2 cm (4 1/2 x 4 13/16 in.)

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The Ancient World