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Convex-sided bowl

This bowl is fashioned of a reddish clay fabric. It has a shallow ring base, convex sides, and a flat, pulled rim. Both interior and exterior surfaces are treated with a red wash/slip. The bowl exhibits a great deal of small brownish discolorations/incrustations. The rim is chipped, but...

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From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Pyramid 10 (tomb of unknown queen). 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, reign of Amanikhabale, 50–40 B.C.


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 6.8 x 14.2 cm (2 11/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World