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Fragment of a vessel

Fragment of vessel, wheel made, pink/red body with brown, red, and yellow painted exterior, straw marks.

Provenance

From Gebel Barkal, 802. 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 Sudan. (Accession date June 12, 2008)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic or later, after 270 B.C.

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 4.6 x 1.1 cm (3 3/8 x 1 13/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.3410

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels