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Convex-sided bowl

This bowl is fashioned of a reddish-brown clay fabric. The exterior is buff-colored (unclear whether a deliberate slip or self-slip). It has a disc base with a slight recession in the cent, convex sides and a pulled rim. Teh rim is chipped, and the base has a hole in the center.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Building B500 (Great Temple of Amun), Room 501 (outer court), Ex 4, debris. 1920: 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, Napatan Period, about 750–270 B.C.


Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 7.5 x 14.6 cm (2 15/16 x 5 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World